Annual Armenian Genocide Remembrance March Today

More than 60,000 people gathered at the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles to protest continued denial of the Armenian Genocide and to commemorate the 101st anniversary of that crime (2016 photo from www.March4Justice.com)

Today Wilshire Blvd. will be filled with people marching in honor of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. They are demonstrating to keep the world’s attention on the historic massacre of Armenians that occurred between 1915 and 1923 when Turkey was ruled by the Ottoman Empire. It is estimated that 1.5 million Armenians were killed and thousands more were forcibly deported.  Previously, we reported on how a Hancock Park family celebrates its heritage and honors relatives who survived the genocide.

Senior Lead Officer Dave Cordova told the Buzz that LAPD expects Wilshire Blvd., between San Vicente Blvd and Crescent Heights, will be closed until later this afternoon as marchers gather at the Turkish Consulate at 6300 Wilshire Blvd. for the annual demonstration. According to the March For Justice website, people will be gathering at The Grove, where shuttles will take them to the Consulate. This march commemorates the 104th year of the genocide.

KPCC/LAist reporter Aaron Schrank will be on the scene of the March for Justice. You can follow him on Twitter as he posts live updates from the scene.

LA DOT Map of street closures for today’s march.

 

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About Patricia Lombard

Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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