The environmentalists at Amulsar gold mine have given the government time until September 20, after which they will launch peaceful civil disobedience demonstrations.
This morning, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan went live on Facebook and announced about the absence of legal grounds to prohibit exploitation of the Amulsar gold mine. In response, the residents of Jermuk agreed to hold a discussion meeting.
After several speeches devoted to the mine exploitation, environmentalist Shirak Buniatyan suggested developing an action plan to hold workers’ strikes, school strikes and closure of the road leading to the Amulsar gold mine. He also suggested waiting for the government’s decision and recommended giving the government ten days (until September 20) and then launch peaceful actions.