LOS ANGELES–The “Stop the Protocols” Campaign, a broad-based coalition of Armenian youth groups and organizations across the United States, will be holding its first direct action against the Turkey-Armenia protocols at the Swiss Consulate in Los Angeles on Friday September 18 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (11766 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025)
“Stop the Protocols” is rallying the entire community, and all youth in particular, to gather at the consulate Friday and express their disapproval of the Swiss government’s role in drafting a set of one-sided protocols that threaten Armenia and undermine the rights of all Armenians.
As the primary mediator between the Turkish and Armenian governments, the Swiss government has both abandoned the core humanitarian values of its own people, as embodied in their adoption of laws recognizing the Armenian Genocide, and also played a highly destructive role in facilitating Turkey’s use of economic blackmail to force Armenia into devastating concessions of its security, rights, and even its very viability.
Built around the shared conviction that these protocols must be stopped at all costs, the Coalition consists of the ARF Shant Student Association, Unified Young Armenians, Armenian Youth Federation, Woodbury University Armenian Students Association, UCLA Armenian Students Association, and others.