Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Armenian monument desecrated

Armenian monument desecrated
Monday, 28th January 2008. 5:09pm

THE WELSH Armenian community has been left reeling after a monument
to commemorate the 1915 genocide was desecrated in the early hours of
Holocaust Memorial Day.

The monument, which is situated at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff,
had its ornate Armenian Cross smashed by a hammer which was found at
the scene. Eilian Williams of Wales Armenia Solidarity condemned the
attack, which happened just hours before a memorial service in
remembrance of the 1.5 million Armenians killed in the genocide of

He said: `I call on Armenians and other sympathisers throughout the
world to send messages of support to Wales Armenia Solidarity which
we can send to the Prime Minister of the National Assembly of Wales.

`We shall repair the cross again and again, no matter how often it is
desecrated. `We also challange the UK government and the Turkish
Embassy to condemn this racist attack.'

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