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USA: Thousands gather in NYC for Armenian massacre remembrance02:36

USA: Thousands gather in NYC for Armenian massacre remembrance

Armenia, New York City
April 24, 2017 at 02:20 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands gathered at Times Square in New York City, Sunday, to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian massacre for what is dubbed 'Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day'.

Commemorations of the Armenian massacre have marked 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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Thousands gathered at Times Square in New York City, Sunday, to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian massacre for what is dubbed 'Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day'.

Commemorations of the Armenian massacre have marked 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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