Greeks, Armenians and Assyrians rally in Sydney for genocide recognition (VIDEOS)

Greek, Armenian, Assyrian genocide rally in Sydney, Australia - April 24, 2021.

The Greek, Armenian and Assyrian communities of Sydney and Melbourne rallied today to pressure Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to recognise the Ottoman-Turkish perpetrated genocide in the early 20th century.

Greek, Armenian, Assyrian genocide rally in Sydney, Australia - April 24, 2021.
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The 2021 March for Justice began at The Domain in Sydney at 3pm and marched through to Sydney’s Town Hall, where joint speeches and prayers were given.

Greek, Armenian, Assyrian genocide rally in Sydney, Australia - April 24, 2021.
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Greek City Times were were live in Sydney to cover the event taking place on the same day where it is expected Joe Biden will become the first U.S. President to recognise the Ottoman-Turkish perpetrated genocide.

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A million Greeks were exterminated in the Turks mad drive to create a “Turkey for the Turks” – there was no room for Greeks, Armenians and Assyrians.

This systemic extermination saw over 3 million Christians slaughtered at the hands of the Turks between 1913 and 1923.

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Although the Armenian Genocide is known throughout the world thanks to the hard work and lobbying of Armenia’s diaspora communities, the Greek Genocide is lesser known.

Greek, Armenian, Assyrian genocide rally in Sydney, Australia - April 24, 2021.
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This is mostly due to Greece having suffered other traumas after the genocide, including occupation in World War II, the Civil War and the Turkish invasion of northern Cyprus in 1974.

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The Greek diaspora has also not mobilised as effectively as the Armenians to create awareness about the Greek Genocide.

Greek, Armenian, Assyrian genocide rally in Sydney, Australia - April 24, 2021.
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A simultaneous rally is also occurring at Federation Square in Melbourne.

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This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.