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YEREVAN. - Paruyr Hayrikyan, leader of Armenia’s Union for National Self-Determination, arrived at Yerevan’s Baghramyan Avenue accompanied by several supporters, who carried the flags of Armenia and EU.

The protestors began to shout angrily “Go away!” and urged Hayrikyan to remove the EU flag. Protestors qualify this step by Hayrikyan as a provocation.

Hayrikyan explained his step by the fact that the citizens, subjected to violence by the police on June 23, have applied to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).  

Responding to the journalists’ observations on whether such a step isn’t a provocation and won’t give a reason to foreign and specifically Russian media to present the protests in Baghramyan Avenue as Maidan, Harikyan said he’s not interested in that.

The tension between the protestors and Paruyr Hayrikyan doesn’t stop, resulting even in a short scuffle. The protestors are dancing around Hayrikyan, scanning ‘Armenia’. The latter continues to stay in the Avenue. 

 

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