April 24, 2020 is the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The Ottoman Armenian-hating policy of Ottoman Turkey for many years culminated in 1915, during the Young Turks' rule. As a result of the genocide committed by the Turkish government, Western Armenia was completely emptied of Armenians, 1.5 million Armenians were killed, and many Armenians became refugees, losing their homeland. The culture of an entire nation, an entire civilization, was destroyed.
In memory of the Armenian victims of 1915, on April 23, 2020, at 21:00, church bells rang, the lights of the capital Yerevan and the regions of Armenia were switched off, people lit candles in houses and balconies, joining the "Light of the Minute of Remembrance" move. The lullaby song "Come, My Nightingale" was played at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial near the Eternal Fire. Thus, under the conditions of the state of emergency conditioned by the coronavirus, we remind about that tragedy and say: "We Remember and Demand."
Photo Credit: Yerevan Municipality
April 24, 2020 at 14:59