Torchlight Procession Marking the 99th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide – 24/4/14

A torchlight procession marking the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey is taking place in Yerevan.

The procession has been organized by the youth unions of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) and the Nikol Aghbalyan student union.

The participants are marching toward the Memorial to Armenian Genocide victims.

Head of the ARF-D Hay Dat office Giro Manoyan said:

“We’ll struggle for justice to the end. We demand that the occupied part of our homeland be returned. The Turkish premier has made a statement today because he is afraid of you and other similar actions taking place in Armenian cities. He’ll try to deceive the international community by offering his condolences, but not apologies, as if people had died in an earthquake. We say ‘no’ to the denial policy and we’ll continue our struggle. Our demand is remedied injustice, restitution and admission.”

ARF-D youth union members handed an open letter to a staffer of the Armenian presidential administration. They demand that Armenia’s authorities withdraw their signature from the Armenian-Turkish protocols on the threshold of centennial of the Armenian Genocide.