YEREVAN. – A march in memory of Arthur Sargsyan, aka Food Provider, ended in Liberty square.
The demonstrators first marched to the government building where they were met by large number of police officers. The protesters tried to close the street, but police moved them away using force. Minor clashes with police also occurred on Nalbandian street.
The participants of the march plan to hold a protest action at Liberty Square on Monday.
On Saturday protesters handed over a letter to the government demanding that Sargsyan has to be buried at Yerablur military cemetery. They have not received any answer from the government yet.
Artur Sargsyan, a.k.a. the Food Provider, died Thursday at “Armenia” Medical Center, in capital city of Yerevan
Sargsyan, who was charged with aiding the Sasna Tsrer armed group, was released from prison on December 31, 2016, since he had an illness that was incompatible with imprisonment. On February 9, however, he was arrested yet again. Subsequently, Sargsyan went on hunger strike, and demanded that his preventive measure of arrest be commuted.