Apr 242019

Today thousands of people in Los Angeles, the largest Armenian community outside of Armenia, participated in marches in honor of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

The Armenian Genocide began on April 24, 1915 and continued through 1923 during which 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Government. Today the Turkish government, as well as the governments of the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel, still do not recognize the massacre as a genocide.

The above mural was created in 2014 in Los Angeles’ Little Armenia neighborhood by artist Arutyun Gozukuchikyan, who at the time went by ArtViaArt and now goes by Artoon. The mural has since been removed.

For more of Artoon’s work, check out his website and Instagram.