Armenia: Torch-lit march honouring Armenian genocide victims held in Yerevan

Hundreds of Armenians paid tribute to nationals who died during the Armenian genocide, by holding an annual torch-lit march in Yerevan on Tuesday. Participants burned the Turkish flag and marched from the Liberty Square to Tsitsernakaberd — the Armenian Genocide memorial complex. The Armenian Genocide took place in the Ottoman Empire during and after World War I, between the year 1915 and 1923... Еще. Commemorations have taken place every year since the 1920s, marking the date in 1915 when hundreds of Armenian intellectuals were arrested in the Ottoman capital of Constantinople, before being executed. In the years that followed ethnic Armenians were displaced, deported or placed in concentration camps by Ottoman authorities. Between 600,000 and 1.8 million people are believed to have died during the period.

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