Lebanese Armenians hold vigil for Ottoman massacre anniversary

MENA

Published: 2021-04-24 14:57

Last Updated: 2021-05-17 16:38


Credit: AFP
Credit: AFP

Lebanese Armenians marched in Beirut's Martyrs Square to commemorate the 106th anniversary of the WWI-era mass killings of their kin by Ottoman forces, the bloodletting which US President Joe Biden is reportedly set to recognize as genocide.

In Lebanon there are more than 150,000 people of Armenian origin.

On April 24, the world commemorates the Armenian Genocide committed by Turks in 1915.

A total of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders were arrested in Constantinople and sent to Chankri and Ayash, where they were later killed.

Approximately, 1.5 million Armenians, 900,000 Greeks and around 400,000 Christian Assyrians were killed due to the genocide.