Remembering Sumgait

20 years ago, on February 28, Azeri OMON (special) forces began a pogrom against Armenia’s living in the Azeri city of Sumgait. This was a direct response by Azeris to millions of Armenia’s demonstrating in Yerevan and Stepanakert to demand for the unification of Armenia and Karabakh. Those protests had begun eight days earlier and sparked the Karabakh liberation movement.

Pictured: Following the Sumgait massacres, during which more than 1,500 Armenia’s were murdered, millions of Armenia’s marched to Dzidzernagapert to mourn and protest the brutality.

Authors

Discussion Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged. Though you are fully responsible for the content you post, comments that include profanity, personal attacks or other inappropriate material will not be permitted. Asbarez reserves the right to block users who violate any of our posting standards and policies.

*

Top