NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A rally in Times Square is marking the centennial of the killings of as many 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire — today’s Turkey.
The rally that started early Sunday afternoon drew at least several thousand people. They’re demanding that the U.S. government acknowledge the deaths during World War I as genocide.
The international dispute over the killings focuses on that one word: genocide — and whether it was committed.
Pope Francis recently proclaimed the deaths a “genocide.”