(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 30. The Azerbaijani
community held a peaceful rally in the US' Houston to protest
against the illicit exploitation of Azerbaijan's mineral resources
in the area of Russian peacekeepers' temporary deployment, as well
as against the environmental terrorism policy of Armenia, the
Azerbaijani State Committee on Work with Diaspora told trend .
Azerbaijani eco-activists living in Texas partook in the protest
organized by the Azerbaijan Center in front of the Houston City
Hall. The action was held to express solidarity with Azerbaijani
environmental activists and civil society representatives
peacefully protesting on the Lachin-Khankendi road.
Participants showed posters with the demands 'Stop the Armenian
terrorism!', 'End the plunder of Azerbaijan's natural resources!',
'Stop Armenian ecocide!', 'Stop environmental terrorism in the
territory of Azerbaijan!'.
Attention was drawn to the fact that Azerbaijanis living abroad
would not turn a blind eye to the plunder of Azerbaijan's natural
resources by Armenia and Armenian separatists, and the
environmental terrorism that continues in the Karabakh economic
region threatens to become a global problem.
The activists told local residents about the 30-year-long
occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia, the illegal
exploitation of the country's mineral resources, the water
pollution in rivers and lakes, as well as about the demolition of
about 60,000 hectares of forest land.
The protest on the Lachin-Khankendi road has been going on for
over forty days.
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