Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Thousands took to the streets of the Little Armenia area of Hollywood on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Armenian genocide of 1915.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

An elderly man rides a scooter during the march down Hollywood Boulevard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Col. Vanush Zargayan, who served in the Armenian military, takes part in the march.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Nare Mnatsakanyan, 19, at the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Heghine Harboyan places flowers at the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Ken Arutyunyan lights a fire to burn incense at the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Thousands of Armenian Americans protest along Wilshire Boulevard to mark the anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Armenian Americans march along Wilshire Boulevard to mark the anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A young man waves an Armenian flag as thousands of Armenian Americans protest along Wilshire Boulevard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A group of women take a break as thousands of Armenian Americans protest along Wilshire Boulevard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

More galleries on Framework

return to gallery

Marches and commemorations in Southland mark Armenian genocide

Pictures in the News | Aug. 19, 2014

Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where Steve Ballmer stole the show at Clippers Fan Festival.   View Post»

   

Marches and commemorations in Southland mark Armenian genocide

Reader photos: Best of Southern California Moments for January 2014

At the beginning of every year, I naturally think “back to the basics.” In the gym, at work, with family and friends -- revisiting the foundations in various aspects of my...   View Post»

   

Marches and commemorations in Southland mark Armenian genocide

2012 London Olympics | Day 4

Highlights from Day 4 of the 2012 London Olympics. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry were on hand during the show jumping...   View Post»

   

Preserving the desert

Preserving the desert

The Wildlands Conservancy, seeking to preserve 600,000 acres of the Mojave Desert, raised $45 million, bought the land and deeded it to the federal government. The intent was...   View Post»

Marches and commemorations in Southland mark Armenian genocide

By Stephen Ceasar

Thousands marched through Hollywood on Tuesday in observance of the 97th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian genocide and to call on the Turkish government to recognize the  deaths of about 1.5 million people.

Commemorations were also staged elsewhere in the Southland, including along Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles and at a memorial in Montebello.

The march was organized by the Armenian Youth Federation. Los Angeles police Sgt. Lamont Garrett said about 4,500 demonstrators participated, with many carrying Armenian flags and banners as they marched down Sunset and Hollywood boulevards.

At the end of the route, near Hobart and Sunset boulevards, speakers made remarks to the crowd before they moved on toward the Turkish consulate for another demonstration.

The genocide occurred under the Ottoman Empire, which became the modern-day republic of Turkey. Turkey denies that any such genocide occurred.

Among the marchers was Los Angeles City Councilman and mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti, who said the demonstrations were more than just a remembrance of those who were killed.

“This is about the fight to recognize this tragic event for what it was,  a genocide,” he said.

No comments yet

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

Required

Required, will not be published