Armenians block France-Belgium highway to demand Karabakh recognition

Armenians block France-Belgium highway to demand Karabakh recognition

PanARMENIAN.Net - Hundreds of Diaspora Armenians blocked the European route E19 near the French-Belgian border to demand the international recognition of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) on Friday, October 16.

According to a report from Factor TV, the demonstrators will be driving to the European Parliament later in the day. Once a French journalist joined the rally, the protesters agreed to unblock the road.

Like hundreds of thousands of Armenians around the world, they too are demanding the European Union to take tougher measures against the aggression of Azerbaijan and Turkey.

Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey and Syrian and Libyan mercenaries deployed by Ankara, started a war against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. Foreign and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.

Donations can be made to Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, which has launched a fundraising campaign to support humanitarian efforts in Karabakh.

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