News ID: 114015
Publish Date : 15 April 2023 - 22:24

Azerbaijan Protests Flag-Burning in Armenia

BAKU (Reuters) -- Azerbaijan lodged a strong protest on Saturday after its national flag was grabbed and set on fire during the opening ceremony of a weightlifting championship in neighboring Armenia.
Azerbaijan said it had become impossible for its athletes to take part in the championships and they had already left Armenia to travel home via Georgia. Video of the incident showed a man snatching the flag and setting it alight, prompting an angry joint statement by Azerbaijan’s youth and sports ministry and its National Olympic Committee.