I walked outside today and found myself right in the mist of a very interesting protest. I grabbed my camera and spent the rest of my day figuring out what all the commotion was about. As I started to speak with folks, I realized that they were protesting about an issue that I had skimmed over about a month ago in the paper. – It’s an issue of freedom of speech, historical perspective, and the relation between France and Turkey.
Protestors gather in Paris, France to voice their opposition against the French parliament’s consideration to approve a bill that would make it illegal to deny that the 1915 killing of Armenians by the Turkish military was genocide, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2012.
The bill passed in the lower house of the French parliament Dec. 22, 2011. It is now being considered in the upper house senate, where it is expected to receive a vote on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.