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Armenian Americans to rally outside Obama fundraiser

April 21, 2011 |  7:31 am

Southern Californian Armenian Americans plan to rally Thursday near near where President Obama will be attending a fundraiser in Culver City.

Armenians want to show their frustration with Obama’s refusal to officially recognize the Armenian genocide of 1915, in which an estimated 1.5 million Armenians were massacred by Ottoman Turks. Turkey, a U.S. ally, denies that the deaths constituted genocide.

The Armenian National Committee has arranged for chartered buses to pick up protesters at St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church in Glendale and other points in Hollywood and Encino.

They will then be taken to the 3 p.m. rally at Sony Pictures studio in Culver City.

Read the full story: Armenian community gears up to rally outside fundraiser

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-- Jason Wells, Glendale News-Press / Times Community News

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