The Armenian Youth Federation Western United States Garo Madenlian Public Affairs Office announced Monday that on Saturday April 24th 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 this year but from the US government as well,” said Sevag Garabetian, Director of the 2004 Protest. “All of AYFís 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 relentless pursuit our just rights to the international recognition and condemnation of the Genocide, to our lands in Western Armenia, and the proper allocations of reparations to the Armenians,” explained Sosikian.
More information about the details of the protest will be made available shortly.