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USA: New York honours the Armenian Genocide

United States, New York
April 25, 2016 at 01:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several thousand people rallied in Times Square, New York, Sunday, to mark the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

The Armenian Genocide took place in the Ottoman Empire during and after World War I, between the years 1915-1923. Commemorations have taken place on April 24 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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Several thousand people rallied in Times Square, New York, Sunday, to mark the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

The Armenian Genocide took place in the Ottoman Empire during and after World War I, between the years 1915-1923. Commemorations have taken place on April 24 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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