The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) strongly condemns the desecration of the “Live and Not Forget” memorial in Yerevan, honoring the memory of the victims of the genocides of the Armenian and Jewish peoples.
This disgraceful and cowardly act is a betrayal of the memory of the victims and survivors of all genocides. As descendants of survivors of the Armenian Genocide, we will not tolerate any action that violates the honor and dignity of those killed for no reason other than their identity.
We welcome the City of Yerevan’s swift condemnation of this heinous act, and the proactiveness of law enforcement agencies that have launched an immediate investigation into the crime. We hope that those responsible will be brought to justice.