April 26, 2008 - 17:08 AMT
Vandals desecrate Armenian Genocide Khachkar in Budapest
The Khachkar dedicated to the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims in Budapest was desecrated by the unknown a few hours before the ceremonies of the 93rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, independent French journalist told PanARMENIAN.Net.
The vandals pulverized of black painting in this crowned day of April 24, 2008.
In the back of the monument painting entirely covers the word "Genocide" engraved in Armenian. The word "Lie" is overwritten in Hungarian.
The memorial was erected in Budapest in 2000. It's the first time that such an act of vandalism is perpetrated against the symbolic Armenian monument.
The Armenian presence in Hungary goes up at 1000 years.