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24 Apr 2019 | 02:52 AM UTC

Lebanon: Commemorative march planned in Beirut April 24

Lebanon News Alert

March commemorating Armenian Genocide to take place in Beirut April 24; localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/24/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/24/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Beirut


Armenian political parties plan to stage a march in Beirut on Wednesday, April 24, commemorating the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and demanding reparations from the Turkish government. The march will begin at 18:30 (local time) and will proceed from Bourj Hammoud to the Armenian Orthodox monastery in Antelias. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of protests.


The demonstrations are being held to commemorate the Armenian Genocide, which occurred in the Ottoman Empire in 1915 and resulted in the deaths of up to 1.5 million Armenians through attacks on civilians and forced population movement. Lebanon recognized the killings as a genocide in 2000. More than 150,000 Armenians live in Lebanon today.


Individuals in Beirut are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, anticipate localized transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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