Glendale’s annual commemorative event of the Armenian genocide came back this year for the first time since the pandemic began.
A packed house at the Alex theater enjoyed musical performances by the Lark musical society.
Los Angeles County is home to the largest Armenian population in the United States.
Many events were held in our region, including a rally and protest outside the Turkish consulate Beverly Hills.
The event, organized by the Armenian Youth Federation, was held to commemorate the 1.5 million Armenians killed in 1915 by the Turkish Ottoman empire. Turkey denies that the genocide took place.
“Every year we are going to mobilize we are going to rally to make sure because right now the homeland is experiencing the direct violence and it’s only our duty to raise noise against that and stand with them in solidarity,”Hasmik Burushyan from the Armenian Youth Federation said this.
Protesters want Turkey to acknowledge its past and to increase awareness about the current situation.
We are looking for understanding, compassion, as well as policy change.
“Right now we need to make sure the U.S. is not funding the republic of turkey and azerbaijan those weapons are used to kill so many in armenia at artsakh”