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RALLY HELD ON ANNIVERSARY OF MASSACRE

KSL-TV, UTAH April 24 2006

(KSL News) -- Demonstrators marched in downtown Salt Lake today to rally on the anniversary of a massacre in Armenia.

April 24th marks the 91st anniversary of the genocide in Armenia. The event took place in 1915 during World War I. Event organizers say one and a half million Armenian men, women and children were killed.

Today, those who rallied at the Federal Building in Salt Lake pushed for regonition of the massacre.

Agnesa Bakhshyan, Demonstration Organizer: "You can't find this in any history book, and you know, people should know what happened."

Protesters say 37 states across the US recognize the Armenian massacre as a genocide. They hope to get legislation passed in Utah recognizing the mass extermination.


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