Thousands Will March In LA For Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Armenian-Americans march in protest through the Little Armenia neighborhood of Hollywood on April 24, 2018 demanding recognition by Turkey on the 103rd anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Armenian-Americans march in protest through the Little Armenia neighborhood of Hollywood on April 24, 2018 demanding recognition by Turkey on the 103rd anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands of people will gather today in Los Angeles for two marches in honor of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

They want Turkey — and people around the world — to acknowledge the systematic massacre of Armenians that occurred between 1915 and 1923. That was the period when the rulers of the Ottoman Empire killed 1.5 million Armenians and forcibly deported thousands more.

Despite the consensus of scholars and academics, only a handful of countries, approximately two dozen, officially recognize the Armenian Genocide. The United States is not one of them. No modern U.S. President has recognized the genocide — although 49 of 50 U.S. states recognize it . . .

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