27 February 2020

Protests on the 28th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide were held in Ottawa, Canada on February 26.

The picket in front of the Canadian Parliament was attended by the Azerbaijani Community of Ontario, the Azerbaijani-Turkish-Canadian Association, the Azerbaijani-Canadian Multicultural Center, the Azerbaijani Women's Support Center, the Montreal-Canadian-Azerbaijani Society, the Karabakh Azerbaijani Language School, the Canadian Azerbaijanis Art Society and Azerbaijani organizations and communities operating in different cities of Canada.

Protesters held Azerbaijani, Turkish and Canadian flags and shouted "Justice for Khojaly!" "Wake up Canada! Support justice in Khojaly!", "We demand justice! Armenia must abide by international law!", "Do not teach your children hatred, teach them love and peace!", "Stop Armenian lies!", "I am from Karabakh, I want my house back! "," You can't open your archives because they are based on lies "," NO to Armenian terror! "," Stop Armenian terror against Azerbaijan! " and other placards with slogans. All slogans were chanted in English and French.

Then our compatriots marched in front of the Armenian embassy in Canada.

Oguz Turk, Deniz Savalan, Mirali Mahmudzade, Yegana Jafarova, Kamala Shiriyeva and Elmaddin Mammadov spoke at the picket in front of the Armenian embassy. They spoke about the terrible events in Khojaly. It was noted that Armenian armed forces, together with armored vehicles and servicemen of the 366th Motorized Rifle Division based in Khankendi, attacked Khojaly, which was under siege on the night of February 25-26, 1992, and committed genocide against peaceful Azerbaijanis. The speakers demanded that the Armenian executioners who committed this heinous crime be brought to justice before the international court, that the Khojaly tragedy be recognized as genocide, that Armenia's aggressive policy be ended, that the Armenian armed forces withdraw from Nagorno-Karabakh, and that our country's territorial integrity be restored.