Apr 27 2015

Report: 130,000 March in Los Angeles to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

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Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar and Senior Producer Bipasha Shom report from Los Angeles.

An estimated 130,000 people gathered in Los Angeles on Friday, many traveling from outside the city, to “March for Justice” on the hundredth anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Southern California, where this program is produced, is an epicenter of the Armenian community, the largest group of Armenians living outside Armenia. On the anniversary, young and old, men, women, and children gathered. Whole families and groups of friends congregated. People held signs thanking the various governments that had recognized Turkey’s guilt in perpetrating the genocide. Others wore T-shirts reading “Our Wounds Are Still Open.” Most wore black to mourn the 1.5 million dead, and purple, to symbolize the color of the forget-me-not, the official flower symbol of the commemorations.

To read more about this issue visit march4justice.org.

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