Armenians around the world commemorated the atrocities carried out by the Ottoman Empire in 1915. It is estimated that around 1 million civilians were killed in ruthless fashion, crimes that did not distinguish between the young and the old, or between women and men. 97 years on, the families of those who lost their lives still march in pursuit of recognition, arguing justice is not bound by time.
In Lebanon, the only Arab country to recognize the Genocide, the Armenian diaspora marched from Antelias to the Turkish embassy. Waving the Armenian and Lebanese flags, protesters held placards calling for recognition in three languages: Armenian, English and Arabic. (al Akhbar)