Armenians March For Their Slain Fathers

Hundreds flow across the Golden Gate

By Jessica Greene
|  Monday, Apr 26, 2010  |  Updated 5:33 AM PDT
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Armenians March For Their Slain Fathers

Juan Carlos Pometta

Hundreds of Armenians gathered in San Francisco Saturday for the "Walk for Remembrance" across the Golden Gate Bridge commemorating the 95th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

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Hundreds of Armenians gathered in San Francisco Saturday for the "Walk for Remembrance" across the Golden Gate Bridge commemorating the 95th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. They were part of a worldwide rememberance of the mass killing of their fellow countrymen by Ottoman Turks.

The killing began on April 24, 1915 with the murder of 800 Armenian intellectuals. Ottoman leaders then evicted Armenians from thier homes -- an action that spiraled into the killing of an estimated 1.5 million people.

Hundreds of thousands of people lay flowers at a monument to the victims in Armenia as part of the ceremonies. Ethnic Armenians also gathered in cities across the world, including Moscow and Paris.

In East Jerusalem, Armenians protested outside the Turkish consulate. Turkey has long denied that the deaths were genocide and claim the death toll is exaggerated.

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