During the Armenian Genocide from 1915 to 1923, some 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Turkish government.
Aroutin Hartounian, president of the Unified Young Armenians, told AFP the atmosphere was "more positive" because "there was a victory for the youth, the new generation, the democratic ideals" - referring to Sarkisian's resignation.
Turkey, the successor to the Ottoman Empire, vehemently denies that the massacre was genocide and insists it was part of the violence during World War I.
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The demonstrators first gathered at the steps of Parliament Hill, where they thanked the Canadian government for its ongoing recognition of the genocide of 1915-23, and called upon the government to exert pressure on its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, Turkey, to come to terms with its past and to put an end to its ongoing policy of Genocide denial. President Donald Trump last year continued that tradition this year, again denouncing the deaths as "one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th Century" but failing to use the term "genocide".
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"This day is important not only for Armenians, but also for the entire humanity since we all should remember the tragedy of the Armenian people".
Previous presidents, including former President Obama, also refused to call the mass killings a genocide. "1.5 million lost their lives".
"I'm out here today to march for justice, to march for recognition", she said.
The Chamber of Deputies (lower house of the Parliament) of the Czech Republic approved on April 25, 2017, a resolution, condemning the genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Turkey. "Our gratitude to dozen of countries that have recognized the Armenian Genocide". "That's why we always keep stressing the importance of legal and historical context".
"U.S. credibility on human rights and genocide prevention will be better served when we unequivocally affirm the Armenian Genocide".