About 200 Armenian citizens have this Saturday the AP-7 motorway was cut in both directions for almost five hours of the march to the height of Agullana (Girona), about 8 kilometers from the La Jonquera border crossing, to make the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan visible internationally.
About 10.50 am, the protesters have been arriving in Agullana and have stopped their vehicles on the road, cutting off traffic in both directions of the march a few kilometers from the border of La Jonquera that, according to Efe sources from the Catalan Traffic Service (SCT), has remained open to circulation. The traffic cut has been maintained until 3:30 p.m., and has caused retentions of up to six kilometers both towards the border and south.
A spokesman for the Armenian community has explained to Efe that they intend to carry out intermittent traffic cuts throughout the weekend to demand that the Spanish Government “raise its voice” and to ask Turkey, through NATO, not to participate in the conflict in favor of Azerbaijan. They also ask the Government of Pedro Sánchez to temporarily suspend the sale of arms to Turkey, a country that, according to Armenia, provides logistical support to Azerbaijan by supplying bombs and military equipment that it uses against the Armenian civilian population, which is suffering military aggression and war crimes.
“It is being produced a real humanitarian crisis, with thousands of deaths and with half the population of the area, some 80,000 people, who have had to flee, “explained the spokesman, who also denounced that the two ceasefires decreed so far have not been respected and that he also warned that the conflict is attracting terrorist groups from Syria and the Middle East. The Armenian community in Barcelona has already starred last Sunday a protest action in front of the Government Delegation, where about 200 people gathered to make their demands reach the Spanish Executive.
The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan broke out at the end of last September around the disputed Nagorno Karabakh region, self-proclaimed independent republic of Azerbaijan and the subject of a historic dispute between both countries, and it is estimated that it has already caused about 5,000 victims.