Hundreds Protest Azeri Intervention in Karabakh Celebration

GLENDALE–A capacity crowd of community members gathered Wednesday evening to protest the ongoing interference by the Azeri government in a planned celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Karabakh liberation movement.
The participants expressed their anger over the Azeri foreign ministry and its diplomatic representation in Los Angeles for attempting to stop a celebration, scheduled for Friday at the Wilshire Ebell Theater.
The discussion was moderated by Armenian Revolutionary Federation Central Committee member John Kossakian, Artsakh 20th anniversary committee member Bianca Manoukian and the ARF Western US Public Relations Office director Saro Nazarian.
Also speaking at the event was Vernica Atchigeuzian, the widow of Karabakh Liberation hero Simon Atchigeuzian. April 30 marked the anniversary of the arrival of his and felloe Karabakh hero Tatoul Grbeyan’s remains to Yerevan.
The public celebration will take place Friday at 8 p.m. at the Wilshire Ebell Theater. The community is urged to participate.

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