Each year on Yom HaZikaron it strikes me that Rabbis and Chazzanim recite prayers like Kaddish and Yizkor with their back to the Kotel and while facing the public. To me this looks completely contrary to the custom of praying in the direction of the Sanctuary. Even more so, because the square before the Kotel has the halachic status of a Synagogue. Why then do they turn their back towards the Kotel? The reason can hardly be to face the public, for today there is no public because of the Corona lockdown. But even if this would be the reason it seems wrong. For in the Synagogue they don't face the public but the Aron HaKodesh. It seems therefore that they should face the Kotel.