PARIS – A violent outburst by Armenia supporters in the French parliament building has left two Azerbaijanis injured and drawn condemnation by French authorities.
Azerbaijan and Armenia have been in conflict since 1988 over the disputed Caucasus Mountains territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The incident happened Tuesday in the National Assembly in Paris, during a conference commemorating the anniversary of violence against Armenians in 1988.
The two Azerbaijanis, a man and a woman, tried to interrupt the conference, saying they wanted to commemorate the anniversary of a 1992 massacre of Azerbaijanis.
The Azerbaijani Embassy in Paris says the two were attacked and beaten by some of the pro-Armenia participants.
France's Foreign Ministry said Thursday it "regrets and condemns" the acts of violence committed inside the National Assembly.