In honour of the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, AYF Australia Nigol Touman and Pegor Chapters hosted a Die-In, a public display with the aim of raising awareness the educating the Australian public about the events that occurred during the Armenian Genocide. The Die-In took place on April 24, 2016, at Pitt Street Mall in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.
While lying on the ground, appearing to be dead, AYF members held signs in their hands saying phrases like #ArmenianGenocide, #TurkeyFailed, We Demand Justice, and 101 Years of Denial. Meanwhile, other members would hand out information pamphlets to passers-by, outlining the aims of the Die-In as well as Australia’s efforts in providing humanitarian relief to the victims of the Armenian Genocide.
Aram Tufenkjian, Chairperson of AYF Australia’s Nigol Touman Chapter said “Our aim is to introduce our cause to the Australian public, especially since Australian doctors, nurses and soldiers provided humanitarian aid to the Armenian people during this time. We are hopeful that with more events such as this, we will be able to put pressure on the Australian Government to recognise the Armenian Genocide.”