Armenian Genocide Monument Of Valence Desecrated

16.05.2008 12:53

The Memorial erected in the French city of Valence in memory of the
1 500 000 victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 in the Ottoman
Empire, was desecrated in the night from 14 to May 15, 2008. An
illegible inscription painted in black covers the monument base,
independent French correspondent Jean Eckian informed Radiolur.

Coordination of the French Armenian Organizations from Drome-Ardeche
area’s (COADA) took a complaint to the Police station of Valence.

In November 2005, Valence became the stage for clashes between the
Turkish and Armenian communities.

Since January 2008, seven Armenian memorials have been vandalized
in Saint-Chamond, Creteil, Lyon, Valence (France); Cardiff (UK.),
Budapest (Hungria) and Lvov (Ukraine).

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS