Armenian Genocide Remembered at Events Culminating in March to Turkish Embassy
April 24, 2018
Greece Armenia Protest
ATHENS – Two-day events commemorating the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians by the Young Turks movement in 1915 concluded on Monday night with a march from Syntagma Square to the Turkish embassy.
The participants were blocked by police from approaching the embassy at the corners of Vass. Sofias and Rigillis Streets.
The events were organised by the Region of Attica and the Armenian Community of Greece. The main event was held on Sunday morning at Pallas Theatre to celebrate the centennial of the Republic of Armenia, with keynote speaker Ioannis Kasoulides, former foreign minister of the Cyprus Republic, with messages by a representative of the Greek parliament and by Deputy Foreign Minister for the Diaspora Terens Quick representing the government.
Armenians who live in Greece shout slogans during a protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, Monday, April 23, 2018. Hundreds of Armenians took part in the protest to commemorate the anniversary of the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Armenians who live in Greece shout slogans and wave Armenian flags during a protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, Monday, April 23, 2018. Hundreds of Armenians took part in the protest to commemorate the anniversary of the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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