YEREVAN (Armenpress)– In order to protest against Azerbaijan’s criminal policy of cultural destruction and elimination–and to demand action from the whole world–the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau has declared February 28 "Day of Protest against the Criminal Policy of Azerbaijan." Azerbaijan’s latest such act of barbarism was the destruction of an old Armenian cemetery in Old Julfa–Nakhichevan.
The ARF Bureau said it has chosen February 28 as the day of protest because it marks the anniversary of the massacres of Armenia’s by Azeris in Sumgait–an industrial town on the Caspian Sea shore.
On February 28–throughout the world–protests–demonstrations–and other events will be organized in front of Azeri diplomatic organizations and corresponding international organizations. Armenia’s and non-Armenia’s alike are urged to participate in calling the world’s attention to Azerbaijan’s nearly century-long policy of destroying Armenian culture and heritage.
The ARF Bureau said protest action will be held in Canada on February 24–outside the Azeri embassy in Ottawa. Protests will be held on February 28 in Paris–Washington DC (in front of the Azeri and Turkish embassies)–and in New York (in front of the UNESCO Office).