AYF Canada Organizes Day of Activism in Ottawa

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AYF members from across Canada stage die-in at Ottawa’s Rideau Center (Photo: Ishkhan Ghazarian/AYF Canada)

Ottawa – Members of the Armenian Youth Federation of Canada have gathered in Ottawa today prior to the official commemoration day of the 101st Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide to raise awareness about the cause.
Earlier during the day, more than 100 activists gathered at the busiest intersections of Canada’s capital, distributing over 2,000 informative fliers about the Genocide and the Turkish government’s ongoing policy of denial.

At 6:00 PM, the activists, tied to each other with rope, depicting a typical deportation march, marched down Sussex Dr. while reading historic accounts of the Genocide. The march concluded at the the CF Rideau Centre, where the participants staged a mass die-in to draw the public’s attention, who were provided with further information.

Activist march down Sussex Street tied to each other in rope to depict deportation march during the Genocide (Photo: Ishkhan Ghazarian/AYF Canada)

The activism is scheduled to continue throughout the night. The group plans on holding a candlelight vigil at the Turkish Embassy at 8:00 PM, the same location where thousands of Canadians will gather on Sunday, April 24th to protest against the Turkish government.

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