Residents of the Urtsadzor community at a protest action in front of the government building in Yerevan. October 25, 2018. Photo: © Sputnik / Laura Sarkisian, https://ru.armeniasputnik.am/society/20181025/15314395/zhiteli-sela-urcadzor-sobralis-na-akciyu-protesta-v-erevane-i-zhdut-pashinyana.html

30 October 2018, 12:47

Residents of Urtsadzor accuse Armenian authorities of agreement violation

Supporters of Rafik Andreasyan, the former head of the Urtsadzor community, said that the authorities ignored their demands. According to them, Gevorg Avetisyan, the acting head of the community, continued to come to job, despite the agreement that he would be temporarily suspended from office. Gevorg Avetisyan's supporters plan to continue the protests.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on October 11, Rafik Andreasyan, the head of the Urzadzor community, agreed to resign after local residents opposed him. According to journalists, protests at the community level were the result of "velvet revolution" in the country.

"Gevorg Avetisyan was at office every day ... Our demand was ignored," said Koryun Khachatryan, a resident of the Urtsadzor village.

According to him, supporters of Rafik Andreasyan, the former community head, plan to block roads and hold actions in front of the government building in Yerevan.

Koryun Khachatryan called the Rafik Andreasyan's removal from office "a whim of Garik Sargsyan, new Governor of the Ararat Region, who wants to put forward his people everywhere."

He also noted that Garik Sargsyan demanded from Rafik Andreasyan to resign.

"No governor has the right to demand from a community head to resign," said Emin Yeritsyan, the chair of the Union of Communities in Armenia. If such a situation happened, then, according to Emin Yeritsyan, that was a clear violation of the law.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 29, 2018 at 09:03 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Armine Martirosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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