Youth Hold Hunger Strike Against Protocols at Armenian Consulate

Patriotic Singer Karnig Sarkisian to Visit Hunger Strikers Tuesday Night

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GLENDALE–In the aftermath of President Serzh Sarkisian’s visit to Los Angeles, more than a dozen Armenian youth from the “Stop the Protocols” Campaign have initiated a hunger strike in front of the Armenian Consulate of Los Angeles.

The hunger strike, which began at midnight on October 6 with a candle light vigil and opening prayer, attracted over a hundred people who came in support of the 28 youth who would be fasting for 4 days in opposition to the protocols.

The participants, standing in solidarity with hunger strikers in Armenia, are calling on the government of Armenia to stop the detrimental and one-sided Protocols between Armenia and Turkey. They have vowed to maintain their hunger strike in an effort to prevent the administration in Yerevan from signing these flawed documents.

Members of the community can visit the hunger strikers to express support and encouragement to the youth as they take a stand for the community and the national interests of the Armenian people. Renowned Armenian patriotic singer Karnig Sarkissian will be visiting the hunger strikers Tuesday 8pm to offer his encouragement and maintain their spirits through the singing of revolutionary/patriotic songs.

Community members are also asked to stand in solidarity with the strikers by calling the Consulate every day to express their strong opposition to the protocols. 818-265-5900

The Armenian consulate is located on the corner of Glenoaks and Central at 1000 N. Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91202.

For more information:
Contact the AYF Office at 818-507-1933
visit: www.StoptheProtocols.com
Follow the campaign on twitter: http://twitter.com/ayfwest
Watch videos: http://youtube.com/armenianyouthfederat

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