April 16, 2016 - 11:51 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - On April 24, Armenian-Americans will hold a protest at the Turkish Consulate in Boston, to demand reparations for the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turkish Government in 1915-23, the Armenian Weekly reports.
The protest is organized by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) “Sardarabad” Gomideh (Sardarapat committee) and the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Boston “Nejdeh” chapter.
Although the main theme of the demonstration is the demand for recognition and reparations for the Genocide, the protesters will also address the recent attacks by the Azerbaijani armed forces against Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh), violating a 20-year-long ceasefire established in 1994. Turkey, which “stands with Azerbaijan to the end,” as stated by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, clearly supports the recent Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh that began overnight on April 1-2.
Protesters will arrive in front of the Consulate where they will deliver a letter stating their demands to the Turkish Consulate. The demonstration will last about an hour and will be followed by a procession from the Consulate to the Armenian Heritage Park, where protesters will join the 101st commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.
Buses will depart from St. Stephens and St. James Churches in Watertown immediately following church services, and will return from Boston at the conclusion of the vigil at the Armenian Heritage Park.