Violence immediately started after that. The Hutu extremist started launching their plans to destroy almost the entire Tutsi population (Barnett 98). They eradicated political leaders who may have had the ability to take control of the situation, and any other high profile figure that would be able to stop them. Any Tutsi or anyone suspected of being Tutsi got killed, as they tried to run away the country amid roadblocks put up all over the region during the genocide. A whole set of a family considered being Hutu would be killed. Women in the region got subjected to torture through rape. An estimate of more than 200,000 people who participated in perpetrating the Rwanda genocide got released. In the weeks, to follow, more than 800,000 men, children and women badly had physical illness in the Rwanda Genocide, possibly as many as a half of the Tutsi population. The Hutu people who opposed the killings and the forces directing it were subject to murder. The Rwandan massacre was a result from the choice of the elite to promote fear and hatred so that they remain in power. This small group set the majority against the minority, so as to counter a developing political opposition within the country. Then, faced with RPF victory on the battlefield and the negotiating table, the few minority power holders altered the strategy of ethnic dissection into genocide. They did this on the belief that by eliminating the Tutsi, it would restore the solidarity of the Hutu underneath their leadership. They knew this would win them the war, or in the least improve their chances during negotiations at a favorable peace talks. They clutched control of the nation and used it authority to carry out the massacre. They executed this through a number of strategies.