YEREVAN (Yerkir)–The Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s (ARF) Canada Youth Organization and the Armen Garo Student Organization organized a demonstration on February 24 in Ottawa–Canada–to protest against the criminal anti-Armenian policies of Azerbaijan.
About a hundred Armenia’s from Montreal–Laval–Toronto–Cambridge–and Ottawa were present. The protesters gathered outside the UNESCO office demanding that UNESCO interfere and condemn the barbaric destruction of the Armenian cemetery in Julfa–Nakhichevan.
Mher Karakashian spoke on behalf of the ARF Central Committee of Canada. Then Lori Janapazian and Harut Bakarian spoke in English and French. "We expect that such crimes perpetrated by Azerbaijan against Armenian cultural heritage should be condemned. This heritage belongs to not only the Armenian people but to all mankind."
Later–the demonstrators handed a memorandum to the UNESCO headquarters and then went to the Azeri embassy where Raffi Sarkissian and Harut Bekarian spoke.
The protesters tried to submit a memorandum to the Azeri embassy employees but were unable to. The memorandum was handed to police officers–who took it to the embassy.