Tens Of Thousands March In Honor Of 1.5M Armenians Killed 100 Years Ago

April 25, 2015 2:33 AM

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HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com/AP) — Thousands of people marched in Los Angeles on Friday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the killings of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians during the Ottoman Empire, and to press for recognition by Turkey and U.S. that it was genocide.

The “March for Justice” began at 10 a.m. at West Avenue and Sunset Boulevard in the Little Armenia area of Hollywood as throngs carried flags and signs, and most wore black on the 6-mile walk to the Turkish Consulate, which rejects the characterization of genocide.

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