The Armenian Genocide monument located in the Antonen Ponse Square adjacent to Lyon’s most famous Belcour Square has been desecrated once again. There are curse words and offensive remarks inscribed on the monument, Nouvelles d’Armenie reports.
The opening of the monument in April 2006 was protested by denialist groups, apparently sponsored by Turks. The protesters then clashed with representatives of the movement in Lyon, who were filled with indignation over the slogans that were heard during the protest. Along with the protest, offensive remarks were inscribed on the monument.
Further desecration ahead of the Armenian Genocide Centennial commemoration ceremonies goes to show that the criminals intend to continue due to lack of a law criminalizing denial, Nouvelles d’Armenie writes.