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AYF members gather in Ottawa to raise awareness about Armenian Genocide

ottawaHorizon Weekly – Members of the Armenian Youth Federation of Canada gathered in Ottawa on April 23 prior to the official commemoration day of the 101st Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide to raise awareness about the cause.

Earlier the day, more than 100 activists gathered at the busiest intersections of Canada’s capital, distributing over 2,000 informative fliers about the Genocide and the Turkish government’s ongoing policy of denial.

At 6:00 PM, the activists, tied to each other with rope, depicting a typical deportation march, marched down Sussex Dr. while reading historic accounts of the Genocide. The march concluded at the the CF Rideau Centre, where the participants staged a mass die-in to draw the public’s attention, who were provided with further information.

Thousands of Canadians will gather on Sunday, April 24th at the Turkish Embassy to protest against the Turkish government.

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