Fresno Armenian Genocide March

April 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Dozens of people in Downtown Fresno took part in a march for the Armenian genocide.Some historians estimate more than one-million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Empire during what many consider to be the first case of genocide in the twentieth century.

Local leaders such as Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin and Congressman Jim Costa took part in a ceremony at Fresno City Hall along with well known attorney Mark Geragos.

April 24th was chosen as the day of remembrance because April 24 1915, is considered to be the beginning of the Armenian genocide, which lasted until 1923.

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