Lebanese Armenians Protest Erdogan Visit

BEIRUT–Hundreds of Lebanese Armenia’s took part in a demonstration Wednesday protesting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the country.

Erdogan was expected in Beirut for talks with Lebanese officials and to take part in the Arab Economic Forum.

Lebanon has passed legislation that recognizes and condemns the genocide of Armenia’s by the Ottoman Empire–and encourages other nations to stop the cycle of such extreme criminal acts.

Organized by the Armenian National Committee of Lebanon–the rally took place in the heart of Bourj Hammoud–a shopping district–where stores closed mid-afternoon in protest of Erdogan’s visit.

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