100,000 March From Hollywood to Turkish Consulate on Anniversary of 1915 Armenian Genocide

Posted 5:55 AM, April 24, 2015, by , , and

Marchers created a mesmerizing blur of brightly colored flags Friday as they walked through the streets west of downtown Los Angeles to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

Participants had a common, persistent theme, calling for recognition of the deaths of about 1.2 million Armenians as a genocide. Other estimates range to 1.5 million.

Many held nearly identical azure signs that thanked various countries for recognizing the Armenian genocide. President Obama has not used the word “genocide” in connection with the massacres since coming to office — and his name was greeted with boos at a ceremony before the march.

Many signs voiced forceful messages: “We Demand Justice” and “Turkey Must Pay.”

'The March for Justice stretches for blocks along La Brea Avenue on Friday. (Credit: KTLA)'
'California has the largest population of people of Armenian descent in the U.S., with more than 200,000 in Los Angeles County, according to census data cited by the Los Angeles Times. (Credit: KTLA)'

'Marchers arrived at the Turkish consulate on Wilshire Boulevard near Hancock Park, where they were met by police. (Credit: KTLA)'

http://ktla.com/2015/04/24/thousands-to-march-from-hollywood-to-turkish-consulate-on-anniversary-of-1915-armenian-genocide/

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One Response to 100,000 March From Hollywood to Turkish Consulate on Anniversary of 1915 Armenian Genocide

  1. Pingback: The Armenian Genocide (Warning: gruesome pictures) | mediachecker

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