ON APRIL 24, THOUSANDS TO PROTEST GENOCIDE DENIAL AT LA TURKISH CONSULATE
April 7 2010
Thousands across California will converge on the Turkish Consulate
in Los Angeles (6300 Wilshire Boulevard) on Friday April 24 at 4pm to
demonstrate for an end to Turkey’s 95 year campaign of genocide denial
and the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the United States.
Organized by the Armenian Youth Federation, this year’s protest will
come on the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and will converge
with global expectations on both the US House of Representatives and
President Barack Obama to finally hold Turkey accountable for its
crimes against the Armenian people.
On March 4, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of
Representatives voted to approve a resolution recognizing the Armenian
The resolution, which calls on Obama to recognize the Genocide,
passed committee with a narrow margin and waits to be introduced to
the full House of Representatives for a final vote.
H.Res.252 has faced unprecedented opposition by the Turkish government,
which has mounted a multi-pronged campaign to stifle the bill.
This April 24, on the 95th anniversary of the Genocide, Armenian
Americans will protest against Turkey’s effort to impose a
gag-rule on the United States and show, once again, the resolve of
Armenian-Americans to continue their struggle for justice, recognition