February 14, 2014

Members of Azerbaijani and Turkish communities in Sweden have held a protest action against the construction of a Genocide monument

Members of Azerbaijani and Turkish communities in Sweden have held a protest action against the construction of a Genocide monument -

 

 

Azerbaijanis and Turks held demonstrations outside the municipal building of Botkyrka, a small town approximately 20 KM southwest of Stockholm. The municipal council of Botkyrka has agreed to to provide land for a moniment dedicated to the Assyrian, Armenian and Pontian genocides

 

According to the Swedish Assyrian online magazine Hujada, the council rejected the bid to fund the monument but offered to provide land for the monument if it would be funded privately.

 

The proposed monument would honor the victims of the Turkish Genocide of Assyrians in World War One, between 1915 and 1918, which claimed the lives of 750,000 Assyrians (75%), as well as 500,000 Pontic Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.

         
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