Big News Network.com, Australia
April 25 2004
Iran bans Armenian protest
Iranian authorities Saturday banned Iran’s Armenian community from
demonstrating in front of the Turkish embassy.
The Iranian News Agency said the interior ministry refused to grant
Iranian Armenians a permission to organize the protest to mark the
89th anniversary of Turkey’s 1915 massacre of Armenians.
The ministry, instead, permitted the march be staged in the north of
Tehran away from the Turkish embassy’s building, but the Armenian
community insisted on staging the protest in front of the mission.