On Genocide Anniversary, Thousands to Descend on LA Turkish Consulat

April 24 2010

On Armenian Genocide Anniversary, Thousands to Descend on LA Turkish Consulate

Thousands from across California are expected to descend on the
Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 24, 2010. The
event will be used to demonstrate for an end to Turkey’s 95 year
campaign of "genocide denial" as well as the recognition of the
Armenian Genocide by the United States. It will take place from 4 to 6

April 24, 1915, is generally thought to be the date of the beginning
of the Armenia Genocide. Since then, and even to today, Turkey has,
while not explicitly denying the tragedy, denied the use of the word
"genocide." At the same time, while the U.S. House of Representatives’
Foreign Affairs Committee has passed HR 252 by a narrow vote, Turkey
has mounted a campaign against passage of that bill.

The resolution, awaiting vote by the full House, calls for recognition
of the Armenian Genocide. The protest on Saturday is organized by the
Armenian Youth Federation.

The Armenian Genocide protest organizers have arranged for bus
transportation for those requiring it. Buses will be provided from the
following locations:

Pilibos Armenian School
1615 North Alexandria Ave. Los Angeles CA

Pasadena Armenian Center
2242 E. Foothill Blvd. Pasadena CA

St. Mary’s Church
500 South Central Ave. Glendale CA

San Fernando Valley
Ferrahian Armenian School
5300 White Oak Ave. Encino CA.

Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church
900 W. Lincoln Ave. Montebello, CA

Orange County
Orange County Armenian Center
5305 W. McFadden Santa Ana, CA

Buses will leave at 2:30 PM from all locations. For more information,
call 818-507-1933

Written by Michael Santo

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS