THOUSANDS MARCH IN LOS ANGELES AREA TO MARK ARMENIAN KILLINGS

MyFox Los Angeles, CA
April 24 2008

Thousands marched in Hollywood to commemorate what they call the
Armenian genocide at the hands of the Turks at the end of World War
I. Turkey has denied there was a genocide.

Los Angeles (myfoxla.com) -- About 5,000 people marched in Hollywood
on Thursday to observe the 93rd anniversary of what they call the
Armenian genocide.

Protesters want the Turkish government to admit responsibility for
the slaughter of about 1.5 million people.

Turkey questions the number of deaths and denies it was a genocide.

Accompanied by police officers who blocked streets, the peaceful march,
organized by the Armenian Youth Federation, traversed Sunset Boulevard,
Western Avenue, Hollywood Boulevard and Normandie Avenue.

Later in the afternoon, a rally was held in front of the the Turkish
Consulate in the 6300 block of Wilshire Boulevard.

Protesters called on the Turkish government to take responsibility
for the deaths.

Los Angeles police said there were no arrests or citations during
the march.

More Armenians live in the Hollywood and Glendale areas than in
Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.