They took people away from their families.
It is easier for grown ups to understand the reasons of such separation. After all, all they wanted was the cure so they could go back to their homes. But its not the same for children. In some cases, it was the kids who had to be removed from their houses by force and in others it was the parents. Moving to a different city can cause trauma on both sided, let alone leaving with no reassurance of ever returning.
People are screaming, crying on the streets, begging the scavengers to not take their family members away. They were calling the names of those taken by the soldiers while children who have already gone to the facilities are held by strangers to feel some short of security. Holding a hand, no matter if its a stranger or a friend under such circumstances, can provide safety… especially when guns are pointed towards you.
They were all now gathered in a room with no windows, or doors except one that was heavily guarded. Some are coughing, others with fever… just a small groups acting normal. All standing in the room, surrounded by armed soldiers, grownup just as scared as the kinds. I can almost hear their screams, i still shivering.
You are so lucky, you never experienced such terror… or did you? When was the last time you felt threatened, unable to think or act? What kind of ‘guns’ were pointed at you? And most importantly… how did you manage to escape?