The Armenian Youth Federation will be holding a protest march on Sunday, November 1st at 11:00 AM from the Wilshire Federal Building to the Azerbaijani Consulate in Los Angeles to condemn Turkey and Azerbaijan’s aggression against Armenia and Artsakh.
March will be held as the Armenian Youth Federation enters its 6th day of their Hunger Strike.
The protest comes as Azerbaijan Violates Agreements Reached In Geneva, Begins Shelling Stepanakert & Shushi Wounding Civilians. Violating the agreement on not targeting peaceful settlements, reached in Geneva through the mediation of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, at around 07:08 in the morning today the adversary shelled Stepanakert and Shushi.
In Stepanakert, the adversary forces targeted the central market and one residential house. Due to the targeting of the city of Shushi by the adversary, there are wounded among the civilian population, per the Armenian Unified Infocenter, Armenian Ministry of Defense.
Evidence of Turkey and Azerbaijan’s mobilization had been reported for weeks prior to this latest act of belligerency, with Azerbaijan mobilizing reservists, commandeering civilian vehicles for military use, and Turkey’s contracting and transporting of Syrian mercenaries to Azerbaijan. The carefully coordinated nature of the assault contradicts Azerbaijan’s claims that it was retaliating to alleged Armenian aggression.
Turkey has played an increasingly active and unprecedented role in supporting Azerbaijan’s aggression, with Turkey’s President Erdogan committing Turkey’s full support to Azerbaijan, and calling for the overthrow of the Armenian government.
According to recent footage, Azerbaijan is reportedly using white phosphorus to set forests ablaze in Artsakh. White phosphorus munitions can be used on battlefields to make smoke screens, generate illumination, mark targets or burn bunkers and buildings.
Azerbaijan has also engaged in the shelling of civilian populations in the Republic of Armenia itself. Azeris Fire Over 45 “Smerch” Missiles At Stepanakert Destroying Buildings, One Of The Biggest Attacks To Date.
This is the largest single ceasefire violation since the ceasefire was brokered in 1994.
Armenians across the world have been demonstrating against Azerbaijan’s aggression, including in Los Angeles where a crowd of 150,000 gathered just a couple of weeks ago condemning the violence.