YEREVAN. – “We will not Pay 150 Drams” initiative is spreading all over the globe. Not only citizens of Yerevan and Armenia, but Diaspora Armenians are joining the action against public transport fare hike.
“Armenia” group on Facebook has launched an action, calling on everyone to support the struggle.
“Make a photo of yourself with a “No to 150 drams” and send it to our page! Support Armenian society in the fight against public transport price unfair increase by 50%!” the message reads.
The campaign has been joined by Armenians from Egypt, France, Scotland, Spain, Denmark, Poland and even Brazil.
Public transport fares in Armenia’s capital rose by 1.5-2 times starting from July 20. The bus fare made AMD 100 instead of 50, while minibus fare increased from AMD 100 to 150.