Armenian-Americans march in LA for genocide recognition
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of Armenian-Americans took to the streets of Los Angeles on Tuesday to commemorate the deaths of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire a century ago.
The demonstrations came hours after Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned following 10 days of large anti-government protests in that country.
Marchers in Los Angeles demanded that the 1.5 million deaths starting in 1915 be recognized by Turkey as genocide.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of people are taking part in annual Southern California events commemorating the deaths of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire.
Marchers Monday will demonstrate outside the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles to demand that the deaths be recognized as genocide.
Turkey denies the killings were genocide and contends those who died were victims of civil war and unrest.