The police at the rally. Photo by Armine Martirosyan for the "Caucasian Knot"

06 May 2022, 23:47

Forty-eight protesters detained in Yerevan

The police violently dispersed a protest action near Victory Bridge in Yerevan, Ishkhan Sagatelyan, the deputy speaker of the Armenian parliament, reported. The police reported about 48 detainees, and according to the opposition, about 100 people were taken to police stations.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that on May 5, the opposition held a march in Yerevan, calling on city residents to join the movement demanding the resignation of Nikol Pashinyan. The protesters announced large-scale actions, saying they intended to block the movement.

There was a clash between the activists and the police on the approaches to Victory Bridge. According to drivers and car passengers, the opposition “brought chaos to Yerevan, while it is not clear what they are trying to achieve.” The oppositionists objected that they would not allow damage to national interests of Armenia.

The police are using harsh and disproportionate force, Ishkhan Sagatelyan, the deputy speaker of the Armenian parliament, states.

Earlier, Ombudsperson Kristine Grigoryan has announced that the police are acting aggressively during detentions at protest actions in Armenia, and a number of activists have been injured.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 6, 2022 at 03:09 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Armine Martirosyan Source: CK correspondent

    ins
All news
ДАННОЕ СООБЩЕНИЕ (МАТЕРИАЛ) СОЗДАНО И (ИЛИ) РАСПРОСТРАНЕНО ИНОСТРАННЫМ СРЕДСТВОМ МАССОВОЙ ИНФОРМАЦИИ, ВЫПОЛНЯЮЩИМ ФУНКЦИИ ИНОСТРАННОГО АГЕНТА, И (ИЛИ) РОССИЙСКИМ ЮРИДИЧЕСКИМ ЛИЦОМ, ВЫПОЛНЯЮЩИМ ФУНКЦИИ ИНОСТРАННОГО АГЕНТА.

May 16, 2022 19:49

May 16, 2022 19:41

May 16, 2022 19:32

May 16, 2022 19:28

May 16, 2022 11:33

  • Telegram users urge Kadyrov to reveal Chechen death toll in Ukraine

    Many volunteers have been sent from Chechnya to Ukraine, but the republic's authorities fail to disclose the number of those who perished in the special operation, the commentators to the Ramzan Kadyrov's another report about sending 600 volunteers to Ukraine have pointed out.

News archive