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Greece: Azerbaijani flag burnt at pro-Armenia protest in Athens02:23

Greece: Azerbaijani flag burnt at pro-Armenia protest in Athens

Greece, Athens
September 30, 2020 at 22:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of pro-Armenian protesters gathered in Athens' Syntagma Square on Wednesday over the ongoing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Protesters were seen burning the Azerbaijani flag, as well as holding banners accusing Azerbaijan of committing crimes.

"We feel a lot of anger and frustration because of the Turkish policy to sponsor this war as well and create instability in the Caucasus," said protester Razmik.

The conflict between the two sides resumed on Sunday when Azeri and ethnic Armenian soldiers exchanged fire. It's been the heaviest fighting in the region since 2016 with dozens of casualties reported.

Both sides blame each other for the escalation. The Nagorno-Karabakh region is recognised internationally as part of Azerbaijan but has an independent government led by a majority group of ethnic Armenians.

Greece: Azerbaijani flag burnt at pro-Armenia protest in Athens02:23
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Hundreds of pro-Armenian protesters gathered in Athens' Syntagma Square on Wednesday over the ongoing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Protesters were seen burning the Azerbaijani flag, as well as holding banners accusing Azerbaijan of committing crimes.

"We feel a lot of anger and frustration because of the Turkish policy to sponsor this war as well and create instability in the Caucasus," said protester Razmik.

The conflict between the two sides resumed on Sunday when Azeri and ethnic Armenian soldiers exchanged fire. It's been the heaviest fighting in the region since 2016 with dozens of casualties reported.

Both sides blame each other for the escalation. The Nagorno-Karabakh region is recognised internationally as part of Azerbaijan but has an independent government led by a majority group of ethnic Armenians.

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