In order to commemorate the Armenian genocide–hundreds of Armenia’s gathered in Athens–Greece Saturday morning to demonstrate in front of the Turkish Embassy.
The peaceful gathering was broken up by police officers who used batons to disperse the demonstrators. The demonstrators attempted to submit a memorandum to the Embassy–but Turkish diplomats refused to take it.
The following day–a wreath honoring the victims of the Genocide was placed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the central square of Syntagma. Community members–Armenian Embassy staff–and Greek political figures were present at the event.