Protests for Armenia recently shut down Vine Street Expressway in Philadelphia

Philadelphia (WPVI) – A paradox closed the streets on the east side of the Vine Street Expressway near the Old City section of Philadelphia on Sunday evening.Armenian Americans were protesting on the highway near 3rd Street.

Traffic cameras showed traffic for a while as police remained at the scene. The road has been reopened.The peaceful display, which began the day before near the Philadelphia Art Museum.

It is opposed to the ongoing conflict between the Armenians and Azerbaijan, they are fighting on a mountain enclave in Nagorno Karabakh.

According to a statement by the foreign ministries of both Azerbaijan and Armenia, a week after Russia was brokered by Russia agreed to a “humanitarian ceasefire” on the conflict.

The new agreement – scheduled to begin at midnight local time (4 pm ET Saturday) – had been announced by both sides in the first day of accusations of attacking each other including Moscow-Broecker, the week-old peacemaker The agreement was violated.

The dispute dates back to the fall of the Soviet Union, when Nagorno Karabakh declared independence from Azerbaijan, sparking a violent conflict that ended in a 1994 ceasefire.

Armenia supported Nagorno Karabakh, which established a de facto independence that is not recognized by most people in the world. Although it sits within the Azerbaijan region, the region is populated and controlled by ethnic Armenians.

Armenia has said that there is a current flare-up between Kararakh and Azerbaijan.

According to Russia’s Foreign Ministry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Saturday stressed the need for trusses to talk to their Azerbaijan and Armenian counterparts over the phone.

Araik Harutuyan, the leader of the contested region, said in a statement welcoming the new peace effort, “The Republic of Artsakh on Saturday confirmed readiness to inspect the humanitarian base on a reciprocal basis, according to the ceasefire agreements signed by Moscow . ” A week ago.

Nagorno Karabakh is called Artsakh by the Armenians.

Before the latest ceasefire effort on Saturday, Azerbaijan accused Armenia of a rocket attack against its second-largest city, Ganja, killing at least 13 civilians – including three children – and more than 50 others. were injured.

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev called the missile attack a “cowardly shelling” that “cannot break the will of the people of Azerbaijan.”

The attack occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning and according to a statement from the Azerbaijan prosecutor’s office, civilian quarters were targeted in the central part of the city.

Hikmat Hajiyev, advisor to the President of Azerbaijan, accused Armenia of using ballistic missiles in the attack and said that the authorities had evidence to support the claim, according to a Twitter post.

“Let the international community see the barbaric acts of Armenia against civilians,” said Hajiyev.

Videos and photographs were allegedly found helping the rescuers reach the survivors of the wreckage. The prosecutor’s office said officers were preparing a complete list of victims.

Last weekend, another temporary ceasefire broke out after weeks of fighting, with the two countries accused of violating the agreement amid reports of casualties.
CNN contributed to this report.

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