UK Armenians Commemorate Genocide (Photos)

Photos by Raffi Youredjian

LONDON, UK—On Sat., April 20, approximately 1,500 people, led by the Homenetmen Scouts, members of the Armenian Community and Church Council (ACCC) and the Campaign for Recognition of the Armenian Genocide (CRAG), marched through the streets of London, moving from Oxford to Regent Street, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square, and Whitehall before arriving at the Cenotaph Memorial. Official representatives, including Ara Margarian, councilor, Embassy of the Republic of Armenia; Ara Palamoudian, chairman of the ACCC; and Bishop Vahan Hovhanessian of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Great Britain, placed wreaths at the Cenotaph in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide. Following the signing of the Armenian National Anthem, representatives of the Armenian community in Great Britain continued to 10 Downing Street, where they handed a petition letter to the prime minister’s office.

Photo by Raffi Youredjian
Photo by Raffi Youredjian
Photo by Raffi Youredjian
Photo by Raffi Youredjian
Photo by Raffi Youredjian
Photo by Raffi Youredjian
Photo by Raffi Youredjian
Photo by Raffi Youredjian
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Raffi Youredjian

Raffi Youredjian is a photographer and avid traveler who has visited every continent. He is currently writing a book, Tour de Armenia, about his comical cycling adventures throughout Armenia in search for a wife. Youredjian lives in London with his beloved bicycle Sayat Nova and is an active member of the Armenian community there.
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4 Comments

  1. Turkey doesn’t need no darn EUSSR membership! The EU is going bankrupt where each EUSSR country has 20-25% unemployment and the most highest taxes, as well as economic regulations and quasi-socialism. Turkey’s unemployment rate is 8-10% percent. The EU will destroy Turkey’s economy, military, and status as an emerging superpower. EU = AKP = Soviet Union = Tyranny. Period.

  2. Hello Raffi, i chanced upon this article, and it is interesting to me because i do not know about this history, even though i had a iranian-armenian friend in wolverhampton during college days.

    Would you be an any position to connect me to him, a bit like a lost-and-found for persons, if you do not mind.
    I studied computer science in wolverhampton in 1979 1980. (Yes we are in our 50’s now.) and Armen Mirzayan was on the same course. I would like to catch up with him after all these years, and maybe he has remained in Britain.
    Please tell me if you can, or maybe you will meet him in your cycling adventures, in future. Good luck to you.
    Your photos are a credit to you.

    With Best Regards
    Suguna

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