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Thousands march to remember Bosnia Muslims massacre in Srebrenica

Several thousand of activists from all over the world have begun a three-day long peace march in Bosnia to commemorate the victims of the Srebrenica massacre, in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of the killings.

 

The march, which started on Wednesday in Nezuk town near the Bosnian city of Tuzla, covers a total distance of approximately 100 kilometers.

 

Organizers say the march is expected to conclude at a cemetery in Potocari, a village in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina, just northwest to Srebrenica town.

 

The participants will also attend a mass funeral and burial ceremony there for 136 genocide victims, whose remains were recently discovered.

Hamdi Fejzic, the chairman of the organizing committee, has said that the main objective of the march was to send a message of coexistence, tolerance and peace.

Meanwhile, a three-day cycling marathon has also begun in the northern city of Bihac. Hundreds of cyclists from nine countries will cover a distance of 500 kilometers to reach Potocari.

Thousands of activists each year attend massive marches to remember the genocide victims.

In July 1995, Serb death squads butchered over 8,000 Muslim Bosnian boys and men in Srebrenica over the course of four days.

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