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|Centennial of the Armenian Genocide|
|Date||Friday April 24|
|Time||7:00 PM - 7:30 PM|
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|San Francisco City Hall Facing Van Ness|
On April 24th, 1915, the Ottomans arrested 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders and brutally executed them. That marked the beginning of a systematic campaign to eliminate the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire. Armenians were rounded up, their possessions taken away and marched to their deaths into the Syrian and Iraqi deserts. Those who were not abducted, raped, mutilated, died of disease and starvation. Very few survived.
By the time Mustafa Kemal, the father of modern Turkey, finished the job by burning the city of Smyrna, half of the Armenian population of the world had vanished.
Rafael Lempkin coined the term "Genocide" because of the "Armenian atrocities".
A GENOCIDE DENIED IS A GENOCIDE REPEATED!
Modern Turkey and ISIS do today what the Ottomans did a hundred years ago. The cycle of Genocide can end only by acknowledgement.
On April 24th, the lights of the San Francisco city Hall will reflect the colors of the Armenian flag. Join us in front of the city hall on Van Ness to commemorate the Genocide and demand recognition and justice.
Please note that this is a duplicate event, the original event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1128362497190457/