Today is the day of commemoration of innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide.
250 Armenian intellectuals were arrested in Constantinople on April 24 in 1915 and were sent to Chankri and Ayash, where they were later killed.
Today since early morning hundred of thousands of Armenians from Armenia and its vast Diaspora have been marching to Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex, Yerevan to remember all who perished 93 years ago during the Armenian Genocide. All brings flowers to the eternal fire, and a plenty of flowers encircles the area. The banners say “No more genocide, no more indifference, no more ignorance and no more denial”.
The President of RA Serge Sargsyan, Prime Minister of RA Tigran Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Tigran Torosyan, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, parliament and government members and diplomats were among the first visitors who remember the victims by visiting Tsisernakaberd Memorial Complex and laying flowers in the memory to the innocent victims.
His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians conducted a special church service for the repose of the victims’ souls.
Flow of people didn’t cease at the ever burning fire.
This silence march also symbolizes the revival of the Armenian nation which survived after one of the greatest tragedies of human history.