YEREVAN (Armenpress)–An Armenian cross-stone Genocide Monument in Hungry was desecrated on April 24, hours before the community’s commemoration ceremony for the 93rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was held.
The monument, which is located in Budapest’s downtown Petofi Square, was spray-painted with black paint on both sides. Its Armenian inscriptions on the rear were blacked out, while the word "Lie," as well as other profane and vulgar words was spray-painted in large letters on both sides of the monument.
The picture of male genitalia was also spray-painted on the front of the monument, over the inscription of the cross.
The Budapest Genocide Memorial was erected in 2000. This is the first time that such an extreme act of vandalism has been perpetrated against an Armenian Genocide memorial.