On Thursday, hundreds of protesters waved Armenian and American flags and gathered outside SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, calling on Elon Musk to stop the launch of the satellite, which they said might help war crimes. .
The protest organizer Fred Tatlyan said: “SpaceX is about to launch a satellite for Turkey with some cutting-edge technology that can be used in wartime to provide more precise accuracy and more specific Type of attack.”
The demonstrators said they urged Tesla and SpaceX CEO Musk to stop launching a communications satellite for the Turkish government in November. The satellite is currently assisting its ally Azerbaijan in a war with Armenia in the autonomous territory of Armenia. Nagorno-Karabakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), also known as Artakh.
“I have always looked up to Elon Musk. So I am not going to attack him yet. But I hope his morale can improve and he is now on the right side of history,”
The Armenians said that when these countries are at war and the people of Nagorno Karabakh are faced with heavy artillery, rockets and drones, this technological tool will give Turkey and subsequent Azerbaijanis an unfair advantage as much as Armenia. .
Protester Harry Basegyan said: “If SpaceX launches this satellite into space, it will give Turkey a lethality and lethality without being checked or stopped by anyone.”
According to the Associated Press, a rocket from Azerbaijan struck a maternity hospital in the disputed border area on Wednesday. The chief doctor of the center condemned the attack as “inhumane.”
The Associated Press reported that the month-long fighting has raised concerns about a wider conflict involving Turkey, which supports Azerbaijan, and Russia, which has a security treaty with Armenia.
“Genocide Watch” issued an emergency alert of genocide “due to Azerbaijan’s attack on the Republic of Armenia and Assyria” due to the deadly dispute that began on September 27. The recent outbreak of decades of conflict that have occurred over the past few decades brings back painful memories of the Armenian genocide in 1915. , Turkey still denies.
KTLA asked SpaceX for comments, but there was no response on Thursday afternoon.