03 May 2012, 08:00

Stalls dismantled in Mashtots park of Yerevan

Dismantling the stalls in Mashtots park was carried out upon the order of Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan who acknowledged the decision of construction in this territory invalid.

On May, 1, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan together with Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan visited Mashtots park where environmental activists had been striving against construction in this territory for over two months. On familiarizing himself with the situation, Head of the republic gave an indication to Mayor of Yerevan to dismantle the stalls immediately.

On May, 2, “Kentron-Kanachapatum” close corporation dismantled the stalls. Afterliquidation of the sales outlets the Mayor decided to continue works on improvement of the park, Deputy Mayor Kamo Areyan reported.

Meanwhile, non-governmental organizations striving against construction in the park declared that Mayor of Yerevan was responsible for illegal building of the stalls and governance of the city should be returned to its residents.

“Mayor of Yerevan has been inactive for already 80 days and is doing nothing to return the public garden to the community. Mayor of Yerevan must be guided by the townsmen’s will, not ethical preferences of only one person, regardless of the office the person holds. Such questions are regulatedby the Constitution and dominant public interest”, the statement runs.

Armine Arakekyan, founder of the Institute of Human Rights and Democracy, considers dismantling of the stalls a victory, but “the greatest victory is the authorities’ inability to use and obliterate the young activists’ movement”.

“When you believe in what you strive for you will win without fail”, activist Yegya Nersisyan remarked, in his turn. According to him, “this small victory” is not the end of environmental movement.

Author: Armine Martirosyan; Source: CK correspondent

All news

May 19, 2019 14:54

  • Ex-president of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, released from custody

    The court has released the second president of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, under the guarantee of the incumbent and a former presidents of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR). This decision provoked a stormy reaction in hundreds of Kocharyan's supporters and opponents, who gathered outside the courthouse.

May 19, 2019 14:42

  • Law enforcers look for bomb in Makhachkala mosque

    The threat of mining a mosque in Makhachkala has not confirmed, the Dagestani Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has reported. Instagram users urge to quickly find and punish the author of the bomb report.

May 19, 2019 14:38

  • Miners block roads in Western Georgia

    Employees of the mining and processing combine in the Georgian city of Chiatura, who are demanding higher wages, have partially blocked the roads to the enterprise.

May 19, 2019 13:47

  • By their reaction to "Magnitsky List", Chechen law enforcers show loyalty to Kadyrov

    The head of the Chechen Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has offered to apply US sanctions to the entire ministry; and the commander of the "Terek" SOBR (special quick-response regiment) has linked the sanctions with the regiment's successful fight against terrorism. By their statements, law enforcers reconfirmed their loyalty to the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, local residents believe.

May 19, 2019 13:35

News archive