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Boston Pan-Armenian Demonstration Calling on US Gov’t to Intervene against Artsakh Blockade
February 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Pan Armenian Council of New England invites everyone in the greater Boston area to assemble at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, February 16, from 11 am to 1 pm to call for the end of the Artsakh blockade.
For over two months now, the 120,000 Armenians of the Republic of Artsakh (also known as Nagorno Karabakh), including 30,000 children, have been under blockade. They are running out of medicines, food and other necessities, while gas, electricity and Internet access are periodically disrupted. The government of Azerbaijan is attempting in this way to ethnically cleanse the native Armenian population of Artsakh and annex its territories, and Russian peacekeepers have been unable to intervene effectively. The United States and various European governments have condemned the blockade.
The Armenian-American community of greater Boston is convening in front of the Massachusetts State House to ask the US government to go one step further. Join us in asking it to apply direct pressure on Azerbaijan to end the blockade and organize an international airlift of supplies and aid to Artsakh, akin to that of Berlin in 1948-49. Ask our governmental representatives to sanction Aliyev in order to send a strong message that the United States won’t tolerate dictators trampling on basic human rights.