Opposition lawmaker Naira Zohrabyan from the Tsarukyan faction was accidentally injured today during a minor clash between police and protesters in Yerevan’s downtown where demonstrators were protesting against the City Hall’s dismantlement of several cafes near the Opera House, MP Arman Abovyan told journalists on Thursday.
Zohrabyan suffered the injury to her leg.
Yerevan Municipality had issued a statement with respect to its plan to restore the green space around Liberty Square. Accordingly, businesses that had leased these areas that are the property of the city and built cafés there have received a notification from the city hall proposing that they give up part of these areas they have leased. This proposal, however, has infuriated the proprietors of these cafés. They are staging protests and attempting to obstruct their cafés’ dismantling, which started Thursday morning.