AYF to Hold Protest at Turkish Consulate

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AYF to Hold Protest at Turkish Consulate

The Armenian Youth Federation Western United States Garo Madenlian Public
Affairs Office announced Monday that on Saturday April 24th starting at 4pm
the AYF will organize a large-scale protest in front of the Turkish
Consulate in Los Angeles.

`Our protest will not only demand justice from the Turkish government but
from the US government as well,’ said Sevag Garabetian, Director of the 2004
Protest. `All of AYF’s programs, projects, and events serve this great cause
either directly or indirectly,’ explained Garabetian.

The protest, which has taken place now for close to thirty years, is where
thousands of Armenian-Americans, particularly Armenian youth converge to
demand justice for the Armenian Genocide.

`The lives and memories of our 1.5 million ancestors can never be replaced,’
said Vicken Sosikian, chairman of the AYF Western Region. `However, we will
relentlessly pursue our just rights to the international recognition and
condemnation of the Genocide, to our lands in Western Armenia, and the
proper allocation of reparations to the Armenians,’ explained Sosikian.

The protest will begin at 4pm at the Turkish Consulate located 4801 Wilshire
Blvd. in Los Angeles. Water and first aid will be available.

The Armenian Youth Federation of Western United States strives to serve
Armenian American Communities west of the Mississippi through education,
athletics, political activism, cultural activities and social settings. To
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