Ninety percent of the citizens of Jermuk don’t want a mine in Jermuk. This is what people performing on-duty service in the area of Mount Amulsar told journalists today, touching upon the recent discussions on the Amulsar gold mine, particularly the statement that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan made yesterday.
According to them, what disappointed them was the fact that the Prime Minister declared that the government took facts as a basis a year ago. “A year ago, he wasn’t guided by facts, but by the people’s opinions and demand,” the on-duty citizens said.
The citizens added that they will stay there until the end and won’t let Mount Amulsar be operated as a gold mine.
“I am a member of the Prime Minister’s Civil Contract Party, but I will apply to leave the political party, and so will many others after the statement that the Prime Minister made yesterday,” resident of Jermuk Tigran Manukyan said.
According to them, the people didn’t let the mine be operated for a year, not the Prime Minister.