Armenian Americans rally in Glendale to protest violence against Nagorno-Karabakh

In response to the deadly clash between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops along the Nagorno-Karabakhline of contact, members of the Armenian-American community rallied in downtown Glendale Monday night to protest the violence, the Los Angeled Times reports.

An estimated 500 people attended the demonstration, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Robert William.

The impromptu protest, which was loosely organized on social media, took place along West Lexington Drive, beside the Consulate General of Armenia. Traffic was closed on Lexington at North Central Avenue, as police watched over the “peaceful demonstration.”

A similar protest is being planned by the Armenian Youth Federation at 1 p.m. on Friday in front of the Azerbaijani Consulate General in Los Angeles.

“We want to tell the world it’s not OK to commit these atrocious crimes, and we demand justice,” said Aran Manoukian of the Armenian Youth Federation.

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