The police during the rally. Yerevan, April 7, 2021. Screenshot of the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VahhjnMYYHU

07 April 2021, 23:48

Police prevent protesters from breaking into building of Armenian government

Activists of the "Veto" movement accused the Armenian authorities of the pro-Turkish policy and concealment of information about combat losses and prisoners of war (POWs). Female participants of a rally dedicated to the Motherhood and Beauty Day tried to break into the government building. At least one of the protestors was detained.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in Armenia, protests began after the signing of the armistice agreement in Nagorno-Karabakh in November 2020. Some of the protest actions are held by relatives of the soldiers missed in action.

“From now on, there are no holidays in our life ... As long as the pro-Turkish authorities are ruling in our state, we cannot afford to live an ordinary life,” said a woman who took part in the rally.

The police blocked the entrance to the government building, to which the protesters responded by chanting the slogan: “Shame.” When the women on protest failed to get inside the government building, they started throwing eggs at the building, the “News-Armenia” reports.

The “Veto” movement also claims that “most of the burden in the post-war period is being borne by Armenian women.”

“To the present day, the traitorous authorities continue to hide information about casualties, wounded soldiers, prisoners of war, and soldiers missed in action. Mothers who are looking for their children in the forests and mountains dream of at least finding their remains,” said the protestors as quoted by the “News.am”.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on April 7, 2021 at 01:38 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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