Commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Armenian officials said that Yerevan will continue to push for the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide, and for the restoration of truth and justice over the Turkish crime that resulted in the deaths of over 1.5 million civilians, the expulsion of over half-a-million more.
Tens of thousands rallied outside the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles on Sunday to call for justice for Armenians slaughtered in 1915 on orders of the Ottoman Empire government.
Some 60,000 protesters rallied outside the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles on Sunday to call for justice for Armenians slaughtered in 1915 on orders of the Ottoman Empire government, US media said.
Thousands of people around the globe took to the streets on Sunday to commemorate the 1915 massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, demanding that Turkey recognize the atrocity as genocide.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and First Lady Rita Sargsyan laid flowers at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in the country’s capital, Yerevan.
His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of Palms Sunday at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus assisted His Holiness during the Holy Qurobo.
The Memorial Day for the victims of Jasenovac marks the date of the liberation of this concentration camp run by the Ustasha, one of the worst death camps in World War Two Europe, which some historians have dubbed the Serbian Auschwitz.
April 22 was picked as the Memorial Day because a group of 1,075 prisoners tried to break out of the camp on that day in 1945. Only 127 got through.