“We remember Sumgait” – protest held outside Azerbaijani embassy in Washington, DC

February 27 is celebrated in the Roman calendar as the day of remembrance of St. Gregory of Narek (Grigor Narekatsi). In 2021, Pope Francis decreed that Armenian clergyman & poet St. Gregory of Narek, be added to the General Roman Calendar.

The demonstrators chanted “Armenia wants peace, Aliyev wants Yerevan”, “We remember Sumgait”.

The protesters also blocked an Azerbaijani electronic billboard truck which was spreading fake information on the so-called “Khojaly genocide”.

In late February 1988, Azerbaijanis began a state-sponsored massacre of the Armenian population in Sumgait, which became known as the Sumgait pogrom.

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