YEREVAN. – The representatives of Armenian Police Chief Vladimir (Vova) Gasparyan’s newly formed division, some members of whom are women, will probably carry out service during the opposition’s rally to be held on March 1, Hraparak daily writes.
“Around one month ago Hraparak wrote that with the idea of Vova Gasparyan, a new division will be established in the Police Force. It will carry out external service, specifically during mass events. Although such divisions already exist, this will differ to a large extent. It will be an ‘elite’ service, whose representatives must speak English, administer first aid, and must be skilled in a civil dialogue with the citizens. We learned yesterday [Tuesday] that the division is ready, and it includes 6-7 dozen members. Their uniforms are prepared, too, and they greatly differ from those of other divisions. There is the image of a dove on the chest section of the uniform. So, come this spring the ‘predatory birds’ will be replaced by symbolic ‘doves,’” Hraparak daily writes.