Thousands across California will converge on the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles (6300 Wilshire Boulevard) on Saturday 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 Genocide. H.Res.252.
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.