I marched for about 5-6 hours in the sun but it was well worth it. I actually saw a black lady at the protest at the Turkish Consulate which was very encouraging. I'd wish more people from different demographic groups (not according to sex or age) would come to these things on April 24th so that I/we (Armenians) would have a better sense that the word is getting through to some people other than Armenians.
If anyone doesn't know, April 24, 1915 is the day the Young Turks of the Ottoman Empire decided to commence their huge genocide campaign agains the Armenians who lived in Turkey. Even though the Armenians were the ones who were mostly massacred, Greeks, Assyrians, and Syrians were all victims of the brutalities. Approximately 1.5 million Armenians were murdered and about 4-4.4 million people total were massacred. To this day, Turkey denies it and the U.S. refuses to recognize it.
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