Elj Nowhere in the article does it say that the village residents were 'imprisioned' in their homes. Also, entrance to the village was not forbidden, only the use of cars. Just maybe this was to ensure that the disturbance to the villagers was minimised (less noise, fumes and no need for additional parking)....admittedly, I wasnt there but were you? Maybe the villagers decided to remain indoors out of respect for those visiting the grave. Certainly the soldiers were there to protect both sides from extremists and fanatics. Read the article Elj and not your own prejudices.
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