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Early this morning, we received information that cars had entered from the second checkpoint of Amulsar [gold mine of Armenia], and at dawn, the Security security service had entered the area of Amulsar with a large number of people, weapons. Jermuk town resident and civil activist Shirak Buniatyan stated this live on his Facebook page.

According to him, they were told that these security guards had come to replace the employees of the Pantera security company, as Lydian Armenia company had signed a respective contract with them.

But Buniatyan noted that this is either a myopic or a deliberate step, as they should have taken into account that any movement in Amulsar will cause an accumulation that may have consequences.

In the meantime, the local residents began to gather at the scene.

A police spokesperson said there was property at Amulsar that needed to be protected.

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