Greeks join Armenians and Assyrians at Sydney march to condemn Azerbaijani aggression

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On Sunday, September 25, the streets of central Sydney echoed to the united voice of the local Armenian, Assyrian and Hellenic communities, calling on the Australian government and the international community to stand by the Republic of Armenia as it faces an invasion by Azerbaijan.

The Federation of Pontian Associations of Australia was represented by leaders of the member-associations Pontoxeniteas NSW and Panayia Soumela of Sydney.

The March for Armenians began outside the headquarters of the national broadcaster ABC and concluded at Sydney Town Hall.

Armenian National Committee of Australia Executive Director, Michael Kolokossian, addressed the rally at the end of the March and called for an end to Azerbaijani aggression against Armenia.

Armenian National Committee of Australia Executive Director, Michael Kolokossian.

As stated by genocide scholar and historian, Dr Panayiotis Diamadis, on the day: “Hellenes everywhere stand beside all Armenians because we have an obligation as human beings. In addition, the defence of Hellenism begins in Armenia and Artsakh.” 

Armenians at the march.

In December 1918, the Armenian and Greek Relief Committee was formed in the vestibule of the Sydney Town Hall, an Australian effort to provide relief to survivors of the Genocides of the indigenous Armenians, Assyrians and Hellenes of Anatolia and other parts of the Ottoman Turkish Empire.

READ MORE: Greece and Cyprus express support to Armenia amid clashes with Azerbaijan.

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