Armenpress News Agency, Armenia May 20, 2017 Saturday Armenian Genocide recognition by Texas is clear response to brazen conduct of Turks in Washington: Vice-Speaker Sharmazanov YEREVAN, MAY 20, ARMENPRESS. Vice Speaker of Armenia’s Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov thanked the US Texas House of Representatives from the Parliament’s floor for recognizing and condemning the Armenian Genocide. “Texas is the 46th US state to recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide. I believe we must welcome this step and thank our American partners for this step”, Sharmazanov said during the Parliament session. He emphasized that this step of the Texas House of Representatives was a very clear response to Turkey’s denial policy and the recent impudent conduct of Turks in Washington. On May 16, Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians and Kurds held a protest against Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Washington outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence. Erdogan’s security detail violently attacked and battered the peaceful protesters. Later, the Voice of America released a footage showing personally Erdogan giving orders to his bodyguards. Erdogan calmly watches how his security detail is beating up the protesters, including women, and then a few bodyguards hurry back to the president to brief him.