Azeris stage anti-Armenian protest in Brussels
4 Jun 04
Text of Rasad report by Azerbaijani newspaper Sarq on 4 June headlined
“No to ‘Armenian genocide’ claims” and subheaded “Our compatriots
organized march in Brussels”
The cultural centre of Azerbaijanis in Europe, the Belgian Ataturk
centre and the Belgian Turkish Platform staged a joint sanctioned
march on Gare du Nord Square in Brussels yesterday [3 June].
Fatma Aliyeva, chairwoman of the cultural centre of Azerbaijanis
in Europe, has told the Azerbaijani State Committee for Work with
Azerbaijanis Living Abroad that thousands of people attended the march
and carried various placards and the Azerbaijani and Turkish flags. The
placards read “Armenians occupied Karabakh”, “Karabakh is Azerbaijan’s
integral part”, “We condemn the so-called Armenian genocide and lies”,
and “The so-called Armenian monuments should be removed”.
The march was staged in the area of 5 km between Gare du Nord and Gare
du Midi Squares. The report says that mainly Azerbaijanis and Turks
joined the action. Politicians of Turkish origin were also among them.