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Thousands of people in the U.S. are protesting over the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

The crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh — a region that borders Armenia and Azerbaijan — has led to protests in the United States.

Pro-Armenian protesters display placards while calling for an end to hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh, during a demonstration, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Boston. The latest outburst of fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces began Sept. 27, 2020, and marked the biggest escalation of the decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
Pro-Armenian protesters display placards while calling for an end to hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh, during a demonstration, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Boston. The latest outburst of fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces began Sept. 27, 2020, and marked the biggest escalation of the decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Thousands of people in Los Angeles are currently protesting the ongoing warfare in Nagorno-Karabakh — a region of the world that borders Armenia and Azerbaijan, KTLA reports.

  • People have been protesting in Beverly Hills, waving Armenian flags and raising signs.

The Los Angeles Police Department said close to 100,000 people have participated in the marches.

  • “In coming together today as a community, we’re hoping to demonstrate, through this great show of solidarity, is the need for the international community to act, the need for the international community to condemn Azerbaijan and Turkey’s aggression and to immediately place sanctions on Turkey and Azerbaijan and all military assistance to those two countries,” Alex Galitsky of the Armenian National Committee of America told KTLA.

Protests have been seen across the country — from Boston to Los Angeles to New York City and Chicago.

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Fighting broke out in Nagorno-Karabakh back in September. Fears arose of an all-out war in the area, which could create a large scale skirmish.

  • The Nagorno-Karabakh region is recognized as a part of Azerbaijan. But it is populated by Armenians.
  • The two agreed to a ceasefire over the weekend. But then the two sides accused each other of trying to hurt the deal. International groups have begun to worry about a crisis in the area because of the buckled discussions, Reuters reports.