PROTEST to #STOPALIYEV and keep #ARTSAKHSTRONG in Canberra tomorrow

By armenia.com.au | Thursday, 07 April 2016



CANBERRA: Armenian-Australians are invited by a united front of all Armenian community churches and organisations to protest at the Azerbaijan Embassy in Canberra tomorrow (Friday, 8th April).

On April 1-2, Azerbaijan launched unprecedented attacks on Nagorno Karabakh, murdering over 30 innocent civilians and soldiers defending the self-determined Armenian-populated Republic. Among the deaths was an 11-year-old child from Martuni and three elderly Armenians, who were butchered in their homes.

On April 5, a ceasefire was announced, but since then a further 3 Armenian soldiers have lost their lives as Azerbaijani attacks by rifle, mortar and tanks continue.

A Protest for Friday has been organised to show solidarity with the people of Artsakh and to state to Azerbaijan that their aggression will not be tolerated by Armenians across the world.

The organisers of the Protest are the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Armenian Catholic Church, the Armenian Evangelical Church, the Social Democrat Hunchakian Party, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, the Armenian Liberal Democratic Party, the Armenian General Benevolent Union, Hamazakaine, the Armenian Relief Society, Homenetmen, Tekeyan, Dkhrouni, the Armenian National Committee of Australia, Nor Serount, and the Armenian Youth Federation of Australia.

Buses will depart at 7AM from Willoughby (Armenian Cultural Centre), Ryde (Ararat Scout Hall) and Western Sydney (Panoyan Centre).

The Protest will last from 12noon to 1pm. Buses will return protesters to their original locations.

The Armenian Youth Federation of Australia have organised Banner Preparation events for tonight (Thursday night, 7:30pm) at the Armenian Cultural Centre in Willoughby and the Smithfield Navasart Scout Hall.

Let's join, stand with our soldiers, and add our voices of protest with a message for peace in Nagorno Karabakh.

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