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Arsinée Khanjian Joins Protest Outside Armenian Embassy in Berlin

Today, around 350 Armenians living in different parts of Germany, demonstrated in front of the Armenian Embassy in Germany, expressing their solidarity with anti-government protests in Armenia. 

Canadian-Armenian actress Arsinée Khanjian, who is currently in Berlin to act in "Auction of Souls" theatrical performance, dedicated to the Armenian Genocide, has also joined the demonstration.

Protester Aram Galstyan told Hetq that their main demands are the resignation of Serzh Sargsyan, new elections, and improvements in the country allowing for the return of Armenians.   

Galstyan says embassy employees were following the protest from inside. Several German police officers are monitoring the protest.

 Yesterday, some fifty citizens of Armenia living in Germany published the following open letter. 

"We, Armenian citizens living abroad, express our support to our compatriots, who have come out to the streets to struggle against the authoritarian system formed through the fraudulent elections and constitutional referendum held in Armenia. At the same time, we condemn any attempt of provocation and violence by the authorities. We urge the authorities to adhere to the principles proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations and other international organizations and to end any threat to peaceful demonstrators.”