THE ARMENIAN BAR ASSOCIATION RELEASES A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE INCREASE IN HATE CRIMES AGAINST ARMENIAN COMMUNITIES WORLDWIDE San Francisco, CA — Today, the Armenian Bar Association released a public service announcement in English (with  Armenian subtitles), regarding the increase in hate crimes against the Armenian Diaspora in communities worldwide. Over the last few months, the Armenian Bar Association has seen a significant uptick of hate crime incidents directed against Armenian communities in the United States, Western Europe, Russia and various other parts of the world. “A hate crime against one of us is a crime against all of us,” said Armenian Bar Association Board Member Alex Bastian. “Local elected officials and law enforcement are taking these events seriously, and it’s important you do as well. With the ongoing attacks against Armenians in Artsakh and Armenia, the Armenian Diaspora must be more vigilant than ever.” If a hate crime is in progress, please call 911 immediately. If you have any questions, please contact the Armenian Bar Association at 818-925-8385 or send an e-mail at [email protected] . “It is important that these crimes are given the attention they rightfully deserve. The Armenian Bar Association is here to ensure that they do and we stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Artsakh, Armenia and around the world,” said Alex Bastian. A link to the Public Service Announcement with subtitles in Armenian can be found on the Armenian Bar Association website at, or on the Armenian Bar Association’s Instagram, Facebook or Twitter accounts (please see handles above). Link to the announcement:

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