FACT CHECK: Are These Images From Pro-Armenian Demonstrations In California Last Weekend?

FACT CHECK: Are These Images From Pro-Armenian Demonstrations In California Last Weekend?


A post shared on Facebook claims to show a series of pictures from pro-Armenian demonstrations that took place in Hollywood and Glendale, California, last weekend.

Verdict: False

At least four of the images are from large demonstrations in 2015 in observance of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Another has been circulating online since at least 2017.

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Fact Check:

Fighting has occurred between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in Nagorno-Karabakh, a separatist region within Azerbaijan, since Sept. 27, according to The Associated Press. Last weekend, there were protests in Los Angeles to show support for Armenia in the ongoing conflict, according to the Los Angeles Times. (RELATED: Does This Photo Show A Recent Protest In Germany?)

A post on Facebook shares six images of thousands of people purportedly participating in such demonstrations in California. “Proud of Armenians – We stand up for each other and for JUSTICE for ALL!” reads the Oct. 4 post. “Pictures from today’s peaceful demonstrations in Glendale and Hollywood of thousands of Armenians and other nationalities to bring awareness and demand coverage of media about Turkey’s organized Azerbaijani and hired Syrian extremists WAR attacks against Artsakh Armenia.”

The images, however, do not

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