Thousands In Los Angeles March Over Ottoman Massacre Of Armenians

Posted April 26, 2018

A subsequent relocation of Armenians resulted in numerous casualties.

Thousands of Armenians and their supporters gathered mid-morning near Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue for a march sponsored by Unified Young Armenians.

The statement said that Ottoman Armenians who lost their lives during World War I were commemorated on April 24 in a ceremony held at the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul "suiting the respect they deserve and befitting the 800-year long friendship between Turks and Armenians".

"And that is what the US government is working for - to try to achieve the acknowledgment of the past".

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Wynne said Sunday that Ontario was one of the first regions in the world to recognize the genocide. In 2017, it accused the USA president, Donald Trump, of "misinformation" when he stopped short of using the word genocide but marked "one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century".

Armenia is home to some 3 million people, but the diaspora numbers 8 million people, the largest population of which is in Russian Federation and second largest in the United States. "It's a historic day for Armenia".

Now Armenia is among the forerunners of the struggle against genocides.

Marchers in Los Angeles are demanding that the 1.5 million deaths starting in 1915 be recognized as genocide.

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Supervisor Hilda Solis said recalling the atrocities suffered would help "prevent such horrific events from ever occurring again".

The marchers are demanding that the 1.5 million deaths starting in 1915 be recognized as genocide.

Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Russia, and Uruguay are among almost 30 countries that formally recognized the Armenian genocide.

"We do not accept the comparison between the Holocaust and what happened in 1915", he said.

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We will press ahead with our work to end USA complicity in Ankara's obstruction of justice, in order to put in place a USA policy that actively pressures Ankara to abandon its denials, reckon with its responsibilities, and engage directly with Armenian stakeholders toward a truthful, just, and comprehensive global resolution of this crime against humanity.