'They are killing our people': the Armenian diaspora protests in Los Angeles
On Saturday, October 3, a protest action by the Armenian Diaspora took place in Hollywood. Protesters have blocked part of Sunset Boulevard, demanding more American media attention to the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, says "Voice of America".
Demonstrators also took to the motorway, partially stopping traffic for almost two hours.
“Armenia strives for peace!”, “We want justice”, - with such slogans, the Armenians marched across Los Angeles.
“They are killing our people trying to take over our land,” says one of the protesters. “We've been fighting for her for years. We demand an end to Azerbaijan's aggression against Armenia. ”
On the night of October 3, thousands of representatives of the Armenian community in Los Angeles gathered at the Armenian consulate in order to honor the memory of the killed compatriots in Karabakh.
Those who grieve for the dead brought candles to the walls of the consulate.
During the fighting, both sides of the conflict - Azerbaijan and Armenia - suffer losses, not only hundreds of soldiers are killed, but also civilians.
The Armenian diaspora in the United States numbers hundreds of thousands of people, the community helps and supports its historical homeland in every possible way.
The Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles issued a statement: “We want peace. But peace can be achieved only when Armenia leaves the occupied regions of Azerbaijan and allows forcibly displaced persons to return to their homes. ”
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