On July 8 2013, the peace march from Nezuk near Tuzla began. From this departure point, participants in the Peace March will make a three-day trek to Srebrenica and will arrive there on July 11 to take part in the commemoration ceremony of the 18th year anniversary since the genocide took place in Srebrenica.
The Peace March is about 100 kilometers and the three-day journey to Srebrenica has been taking place since 1995. Participants in the Peace March will follow the same route that the men and boys of this town took in 1995 as they tried to escape the massacre and advancing forces.
This year, there are several thousand participants in the Peace March. More specifically, there are currently more than 4000 who have chosen to take part, and participants are continuing to arrive after the journey began this morning.
Over the years, the Peace March has garnered increasing attention of the world, and every year, including this year’s Peace March, there are a large number of people from throughout the world who are making the journey to Srebrenica.
The three-day journey includes, in addition to rest stops and overnight stays, screenings of documentary films, promotion of books, Islamic religious services, and on Wednesday, July 10 the body remains that will be buried this year on July 11 will be brought to the cemetery plateau in Potočari.
(Photo, of the memorial in Potočari: Dans).