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Local Armenians staged a packed out rally in front of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) building in Strasbourg, France.

The demonstration began with a minute of silence in memory of the fallen Armenian heroes, and it was followed by applause in honor of those currently fighting on the frontlines of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).

The protesters, numbering more than a thousand, chanted, "Aliyev, Erdogan, terrorists," "Armenia," and "Artsakh," and, also, made calls in French.

They were holding banners that read, "Your silence is a crime," "Artsakh is Armenia," "We want peace," and "Recognize Artsakh."

One of the protesters said that the ECHR should protect the rights of the people living in Artsakh as well. "We ask [you] to stop the bloody war ongoing in Artsakh. Cities, hospitals, churches have been ruined. If they continue to be indifferent, we are here today, we will close off the airports tomorrow. Europe will stop, we will hit the economy if we are not listened to. What we want is peace, and for that, we need one thing that the world recognizes the independence of Artsakh," the protester added.

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