A massive number of Australian-Armenians and supporting communities on Saturday will participate in the “March for Armenians” through Sydney CBD, in solidarity with their brothers and sisters under attack in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) by Turkey-backed Azerbaijani forces, Greek City Times reported.
“As we have seen throughout history, failure to call out and condemn an aggressor and an enabler out by name—especially when they are bombing civilians and openly threatening ethnic cleansing – only emboldens said aggressor to continue committing war crimes,” Haig Kayserian, Armenian National Committee of Australia Executive Director said. “We [Armenians] often say ‘never again’ when remembering the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides of 1915. ‘Never again’ means Australia must stand against ethnic cleansing and genocide, Australia must stand against dictatorships, Australia must stand against Neo-Ottoman Pan-Turanist expansionism.
“Never again means Australia must stand for democracy, Australia must stand for indigenous rights, Australia must stand for self-determination, Australia must stand for freedom. Therefore, never again means Australia must stand for the independent, Armenian Republic of Artsakh,” Kayserian concluded.
The organizers of the “March for Armenians” promise the Australian-Armenian community will “send a loud message.”