To mark the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in Turkey. Here's some more information courtesy of KTLA:
The observances come just days after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered condolences to Armenian descendants of the massacre — an atrocity that Turkey still refuses to describe as a genocide. Roughly 1.5 million Armenians were killed starting in 1915 amid the chaotic collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
With among the largest Armenian diasporas in the world, Glendale and East Hollywood will host a number of events Thursday, including a rally expected to draws thousands to Hollywood Boulevard in Little Armenia. A separate demonstration is planned for outside the Turkish consulate on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, where the prime minister's recent comment will likely be a hot topic
You Can watch video of the march at the local news station. This is a little known event and if didn't used to live near Glendale i doubt I would've heard about it, esp. since Turkey is intent on calling it anything but a genocide. http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?sec...
In the meantime, be sure to write your representative and send some support however you see fit to the Armenian community.
Random note, the Armenian Alphabet is really cool and if you grub at one of the Zankou restaurants they have a neat poster of it! (Not this one, i couldn't find it online)
ETA: I used this post to explore some features of Kinja thanks your patience!