SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A rally in support of Artsakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, and Armenia took place in Syracuse Tuesday night.
Central New York’s Armenian community came together to call for an end to the attacks on Artsakh and Armenia by Azerbaijan and Turkey. They’re also calling for more accurate coverage of the conflict.
Azerbaijan is targeting and shelling civilian areas in Artsakh and Armenia. Clashes in the region have killed hundreds.
“This seems really, really far away and it seems like it’s not about us, but people in our community are affected personally and even if we’re not affected personally, this is a human rights issue,” said protester Hasmik Djoulakian.
They gathered outside Congressman John Katko’s office to urge support for a bipartisan house resolution condemning the attacks.