Armenian Genocide March In Hollywood
Posted by Kyle Maloney on Apr 24, 2013 - 5:30:42 PM
of Southland protestors took to the streets of Hollywood on Wednesday, April
24, in observation of the 98th anniversary that marks the beginning of the
by Unified Young Armenians (UYA), the march was comprised of thousands,
including local clergy and military members, at the intersections of Hobart and
Armenian genocide march. Photo courtesy www.ryanjbell.net.
commemoration of the 98th anniversary of the genocide, the march serves as a
way of keeping pressure on the Turkish government, urging it to take
responsibility for the deaths of nearly 1.5 million people.
to 2010 U.S. census estimates, Los Angeles is home to 194,000 Armenians, the
largest Armenian population in the United States.
24, 1915, approximately 300 Armenian leaders were deported or killed, and
approximately 5,000 Armenian people were executed in and around Istanbul.
Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation in memory of the
Armenian genocide on Tuesday, April 23.
to the proclamation, “Armenian communities all over the world commemorate this
tragedy on April 24. On this day, we honor the victims and survivors of the
genocide, and reaffirm our commitment to preventing future atrocities from
being committed against any people.”
Jerry Brown followed suit with his own proclamation, saying that the genocide
is “a deliberate attempt by the Ottoman Empire to eliminate all traces of a
thriving, noble civilization.”
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