Garcetti Commemorates Genocide, Condemns Artsakh Violence

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addresses the Genocide commemoration gathering at the Montebello Armenian Martyrs Monument on Saturday
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addresses the Genocide commemoration gathering at the Montebello Armenian Martyrs Monument on Saturday

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addresses the Genocide commemoration gathering at the Montebello Armenian Martyrs Monument on Saturday

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a statement commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and also condemning the violence in Artsakh.

Below is the Garecetti’s statement.

“People across Los Angeles and our entire region are coming together this weekend to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide.

As we remember the 1.5 million lives lost to this atrocity, we are reminded of our obligation to acknowledge the horrors of the past and condemn the aggression of today. I am deeply troubled by recent reports of violence out of Nagorno-Karabakh, due to a break in the ceasefire negotiated with Azerbaijan in 1994. This violence has a deep impact in L.A. and surrounding areas, which is home to the largest Armenian community outside of Armenia. The path to a resolution in this conflict must be one of peace and not war.

In standing up for this annual commemoration, and against the violence of today, we bend the arc of history toward a truth that cannot be denied: the Armenian people have endured great suffering that deserves full and unqualified acknowledgment — and they should never stand alone in the demand for justice.”

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