ARMENIANS RALLY TO MARK GENOCIDE ANNIVERSARY IN HAGUE

Yerkir
21.04.2010 14:27
Yerevan

Yerevan (Yerkir) - Over 500 people participated in a rally for the
95th commemoration of Armenian Genocide in the Het Plain Square near
The Hague parliament on April 20. The event was organized by Armenian
Union of Netherlands and local Hay Dat office.

Dutch parliament MPs Kees van der Staaij, Harry van Bommel, Joel
Voordewind and Armenian community members took the floor. During
their speech MPs Kathleen Ferrier and Han Ten Broeke left Parliament
building, joined the rally and delivered speeches.

Participants called on Turkey to recognize Armenian Genocide and end
negation policy. Joel Voordewind, Kees van der Staaij and Han Ten
Broeke expressed their support to Armenian community intending to
erect a memorial to Armenian Genocide victims in The Hague.

The organizers handed a petition to the Foreign Affairs Committee
chairman of the Dutch House of Representatives Ormel, H.J.

The demonstration was videoed by two Turkish and several local media.

In closing, the demonstrators headed to Turkish Embassy in the
Netherlands.

Later same day, representatives of Azerbaijani and Turkish communities
held a meeting in the same square accounting maximum 40 people.