10,000 ARMENIANS MARCH TO REMEMBER MASS KILLINGS

(AP)
23/04/10

YEREVAN, Armenia - About 10,000 people have taken part in a torch-light
procession to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the mass killings
of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.

Friday's march across the Armenian capital was staged by the
nationalist Dashnak-Tsutyun party's youth wing.

Historians estimate that up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed by
Ottoman Turks around the time of World War I. Turkey denies that the
deaths constituted genocide, saying the toll has been inflated and
those killed were victims of civil war and unrest.

The demonstrators burned a banner with images of Turkish leaders. They
carried placards with slogans such as "We demand compensation from
Turkey!" and "The recognition time is now!"

The Armenians will mark the 95th anniversary of the slayings on
Saturday.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress