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Friday, February 24, 2006
Armenian Protest in Ottawa
This morning dozens of Armenians, accompanied by many police, were on Albert St. in Ottawa with a big float with a figure on top, protesting the destruction of their historic cultural sites by the Azerbaijanis. They were protesting outside of the building housing Ottawa's UNESCO office, and then began to move their protest off to the Azerbaijani embassy.
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We are getting there.
Posted by: daveh | 2006-02-24 10:58:01 AM
WTF is Daveh talking about?
The Armenians are being attacked by the Azerbaijanis, who are probably motivated by Islamofascism. Nothing new, unfortunately.
It's always been a tough neighbourhood, and the Armenians always survive: but at least we can give them moral support!
Posted by: Bushman | 2006-02-24 3:21:47 PM
It is unfortunate that Armenians have to protest the recent Azerbaijani destruction of ancient Old Julfa cemetery in Nakhichevan (currently part of the Republic of Azerbaijan). The whole world should have protested the unbelievable destruction, which was taped at the Azerbaijani-Iranian border. A video from the destruction is available at www.julfa.cjb.net and many photos are available at http://www.armenica.org/history/old-jougha/index.html.
The cemetery dated to the 8th century and had over 10,000 unique head stones (beautifully carved) by 2000. Now, all these monuments are gone and Azerbaijan DENIES its destructive policy.
Posted by: Blogian | 2006-02-24 3:42:53 PM
Those Armenians have had to put up with a lot of crap, including the Turkish genocide...
Posted by: MarkAlta | 2006-02-24 3:54:09 PM
Web address corrections and additions
Photos from the Mid-December (2005) destruction:
A video from the destruction: http://www.julfa.cjb.net
European Parliament's condemnation of the destruction: http://www.noticias.info/asp/aspComunicados.asp?nid=147390&src=0
Azerbaijani denial of the vandalism: http://forum.hayastan.com/index.php?automodule=blog&blogid=2&showentry=138
More coverage: http://www.blogian.hayastan.com
Posted by: Blogian | 2006-02-24 6:11:02 PM
How foolish of me to not allow them to be rabble rousing in the streets of Ottawa. And of course so much will be accomplished by another minority parading around and putting the cops on high alert. I suppose the Mexicans will be the next group , because Bush has actually threatened to slow the avalanche into the States to a stampede. And maybe those poor put upon Moslems in the Netherlands can request that their brothers in Ottawa hold a special rally for them as well. Yes how intolerant I have become .
Posted by: daveh | 2006-02-25 12:14:51 AM
Daveh: not only intolerant, also dumb.
Posted by: Bushman | 2006-02-25 8:59:20 AM
Put on your turban and join them , I`m sick of their protesting . If you shout wolf too often , you won`t get a response , even if you do deserve it.
Posted by: daveh | 2006-02-25 5:20:56 PM
It was a very peaceful protest
Posted by: Colin | 2006-02-25 7:36:26 PM
Colin , it`s a vision thing. I doubt you and girlyman have it.
Posted by: daveh | 2006-02-26 9:16:37 AM
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