Armenian Genocide Marchers Demands: Remember Torture, Starvation, Death

Armenian Genocide Marchers Demands: Remember Torture, Starvation, Death

Armenian Genocide Marchers Demands: Remember Torture, Starvation, Death

While the number of Armenians who perished during the genocide remains under debate, Armenians say 1.5 million died, while Turkey suggests 300,000 perished.

According to different estimates, over 1 million Armenians were killed or starved to death by the Ottoman Empire during and after World War I. Turkey has repeatedly denied accusations of committing the mass murder of Armenians, claiming that the victims of the tragedy were both Turks and Armenians. "Our gratitude to dozen of countries that have recognized the Armenian Genocide". The following countries have condemned and recognized the massacre of Armenians as a genocide based on global law: France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Greece, Slovakia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Uruguay, Argentina (2 laws, 5 resolutions), Venezuela, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia, Canada, Vatican, Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, Australia's state of New South Wales, 48 U.S. states.

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LAPD officials said all streets affected by the march will be closed from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.

Historians regularly use the term when writing about the killings. President Ronald Reagan called it a genocide in a 1981 speech about the Holocaust; no USA president since has called it genocide.

Gov. Jerry Brown issued a proclamation Tuesday declaring a Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide.

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There are numerous documents considering the massacres of the Armenian people as a pre-planned and thoroughly implemented act of genocide.

"We're never going to stop until we get our recognition and our justice", Ashod Mooradian said.

A politician who forced Armenia's prime minister to resign led thousands of people on a march on Tuesday after which he said he was ready to take the reins of power and would keep up pressure on the ruling elite until they agreed to real change. Petr Mikyska, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Armenia, hopes one day Turkey will accept the historical fact, reports Armenpress.

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"U.S. credibility on human rights and genocide prevention will be better served when we unequivocally affirm the Armenian Genocide".

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