Over the weekend, protesters came together outside the CNN building in Hollywood to draw attention to fighting that escalated between Armenia and Azerbaijan late last month.
Around 500 protesters gathered in Hollywood Saturday and Sunday, calling for more accurate coverage of the conflict. Dozens of civilians have died since Sept. 27, in the most recent escalation of the decades-long conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. Although the region is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, its inhabitants are primarily ethnic Armenians. Protesters in LA said Azerbaijan instigated the conflict, and argue that Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia are benign attacked with force by richer, more powerful countries.
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Shushan Karapetian, deputy director of the USC Institute of Armenian Studies