Armenians Protest Turkish Defense Minister’s Visit to Los Angeles

The Armenian American community of Los Angeles rallied in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel Friday–where Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gnl was a guest speaker at a luncheon hosted by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

Armenian National Committee Western Region board member Raffi Hamparian–Congressman Brad Sherman–and Armenian Revolutionary Federation Central Executive chairman Tro Chekijian addressed the peaceful crowd.

An estimated 4000 people–gathered all around the hotel where they protested against the Turkish government’s denial of the Armenian genocide and its continuing violations of human rights.


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