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Armenian-Americans Gather In Boston To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Genocide04:28
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BOSTON — Thousands of Armenian-Americans gathered in Boston Friday at ceremonies to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

On this day in 1915, Ottoman Turks massacred hundreds of Armenian intellectuals in Constantinople. The killings ignited the murder of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians and the forced deportation of hundreds of thousands more.

The Armenian genocide holds special significance in Massachusetts, and WBUR's Bruce Gellerman was in Boston for Friday's ceremonies. Listen to his report above.

This segment aired on April 24, 2015.

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