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YEREVAN. – A group of people on Wednesday protested in front of the Ministry of Health, accusing minister Arsen Torosyan of bringing the wrong vaccine to Armenia, which they say is not against COVID-19, but aims to "massacre" the Armenian people.

Artur Aleksanyan, a member of Kamq initiative, stated that Torosyan was not interested in what vaccine he was going to bring to Armenia.

Vahagn Chakhalyan, another protester and Kamq member, added that the Armenian authorities were trying to put pressure on those who have a different opinion and to silence them by using police force.

During the protest, police apprehended Sona Aghekyan, a member of the Alternative Municipality initiative and a former member of the Yerevan Council of the Elders, for failing to comply with the lawful request of the police, as well as Artur Aleksanyan, who had gotten into an argument with a police officer.

Shortly afterwards, an argument took place also between Vahagn Chakhalyan and a police officer, as a result of which Chakhalyan also was taken into custody.

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