Armenian, Greek, and Syriac–Assyrian communities unite in Sydney march for genocide recognition

SYDNEY — The Armenian, Greek, and Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) communities in Australia came together for a joint march in Sydney on 21 April calling for international recognition of the genocide of Christian peoples in the Ottoman Empire. Clerics, politicians, and numerous community members participated, urging the government of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to officially recognize the genocide, known to the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) as the Sayfo.

The march commenced from Martin Place, winding its way to Saint Andrew’s Square, drawing participation from Australians eager to support the cause.

Throughout the march, organizers directed a poignant message to PM Albanese and his administration, calling for immediate acknowledgment of the genocide.

Upon reaching the memorial at the square adjacent to the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary, participants laid roses in remembrance of the millions of victims.

Representatives from the Armenian, Greek, and Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) communities delivered impassioned speeches, condemning the brutal killings that took place between 1914 and 1924. They also highlighted ongoing atrocities and crimes committed against Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh, Chaldeans–Syriacs–Assyrians in Nineveh Plains, and Greeks in Cyprus.