Opponents of the discussion of the Nagorno-Karabakh status in the Yerevan square. Photo https://armenpress.am/rus/news/727946/policeiyskie-ne-razreshili-aktivistam-ustanovit-palatki.html

19 April 2022, 16:19

Police ban activists from setting up tent in Yerevan square

Opponents of the discussion of the Nagorno-Karabakh status have spent the second night in the Yerevan square, where the police again did not allow them to set up a tent for holding an endless protest action. The health condition of the two activists who are on a hunger strike has not worsened yet, one of them has informed.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Arthur Vanetsyan, the leader of the "Airenik" Party and the head of the parliamentary faction "I have the Honour", and his supporters announced a round-the-clock protest action in Yerevan and remained in the square at night on April 18. Two activists, Nver Kirakosyan and Arthur Avagyan, joined hem and went on a hunger strike with the aim to draw Armenians' attention to the problem of Karabakh status.

On April 17, activists managed to set up tents, but law enforcers seized them away, which led to a conflict and detention of four oppositionists. Protocols on disobedience to the police were drawn up against them; then, they were let free.

The police did not allow oppositionists to set up a tent in Freedom Square; therefore, they spent the second night "practically in the open air," the TASS reports.

Mr Vanetsyan has confirmed their intention to hold an endless protest action.

The health condition of the hunger-strikers, Nver Kirakosyan and Arthur Avagyan, who continue their protest, has not worsened, Nver himself said, as the "Voice of Armenia" reports.

Let us remind you that the reason for the protests was the statement by the Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, about the possibility of "lowering the bar" on the Karabakh status. In doing so, Mr Pashinyan referred to the calls of the international community.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on April 19, 2022 at 11:43 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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