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Armenians gather in Thessaloniki, Greece to mark the 98th anniversary of Red Sunday | by Teacher Dude's BBQ
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Armenians gather in Thessaloniki, Greece to mark the 98th anniversary of Red Sunday

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Sunday

 

Hundreds of Armenians gathered in the northern port city of Thessaloniki to mark the 98th anniversary of Red Sunday, which saw the start of mass deportations which Armenians claim led to the the deaths of hundreds of thousands of compatriots in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire.

 

The march was stopped from approaching the Turkish consulate which is also the birth place of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey by heavy Greek police presence. Marchers and police were involved in scuffles during which tear gas was used.

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Taken on April 24, 2013