MondayNovember 24
  • USD 418.4
  • EUR 520.15
  • RUB 9.13

Protest action against decision to join Customs Union near presidential residenc

14:02, 04.09.2013 Region: Armenia Theme: Politics



YEREVAN. – A protest action against Armenian president’s decision to join the Customs Union kicked off near president’s residence in Yerevan on Wednesday (photo).

The number of protesters and police officers is growing. The demonstrators do not belong to any political or civil organization and were informed about the action through Facebook. The action is joined by ex-presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan.

Police officers demanded that protesters should stand in sidewalk across the presidential residence, but the activists made an attempt to reach the building. Policemen detained Argishti Kiviryan and several activists.

The participants are sitting in front of the president’s residence.

Photo by Arsen Sargsyan/NEWS.am

Armenia News - NEWS.am

More in topic

Yerkir.am: Neutralized Azerbaijani saboteurs made video in Karvachar

The video has been provided by NKR Defense Army...

Minsk Group US co-chair instructed to push hard both parties – US ambassador to ...

The co-chairs work hard to find ways of resolving the Karabakh conflict…

Moldova,Georgia and Ukriane prepare to sign Association Agreement

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will sign the economic part...

Armenian PM happy for Tigran Sargsyan

Former PM Tigran Sargsyan has been appointed an ambassador to the United States...

US Ambassador congratulates Armenia for commitment to combat human trafficking

Armenia maintained the highest status of Tier 1 in the 2014 Trafficking in Persons report...

Deputy Speaker to opposition: Win elections and fulfill 12 demands

Sharmazanov urged the opponents not to make harsh statements against the authorities...

Partner news