Armenian Genocide Monument in French City Damaged

Second attack in two weeks to desecrate European Armenian Genocide monumen’s

ALFORTVILLE–France–The Armenian Genocide monument in Alfortville–France was attacked with fire-bombs on April 13th by unknown assailants–causing serious damage to the memorial to the 1.5 million victims of Turkey’s 1915-1923 campaign to destroy in Armenian population–reported the Armenian National Committee of France (CDCA-France.) The attack comes just two week after the Armenian Genocide monument in Grenoble–France was defaced.

"As the 87th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide approaches–the Armenian community is shocked and deeply troubled by this attack on the memory of the victims and their descendants," noted ANCA France Chairman Harout Mardirossian. "The perpetrators of this act of desecration must be found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We call on the Armenian community–its organizations and political leaders–to demonstrate greater vigilance in countering genocide denial and violence against the memory of our martyrs–so that such acts do not ever again take place."

According to police reports–unknown assailants threw three incendiary devices–known as "molotov cocktails," at the Alfortville Armenian Genocide monument on the evening of April 13. The police are investigating the incident. This same monument was attacked several times during the 1980s.

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