The gates of the National Assembly of Armenia were closed today. The security officers told Armenian News-NEWS.am that the gates were closed for technical reasons.
Today at around 6 p.m. citizens had planned to hold a demonstration (a game) in the garden of the National Assembly in defense of Mount Amulsar.
The participants of the demonstration are preparing to express their solidarity with the residents of Jermuk and the nearby communities for the just and unwavering struggle they have been leading for more than two years. They also demand that the parliament repeal the positive conclusion given to the Environmental Impact Assessment of Mount Amulsar of 2016 and cancel exploitation of Mount Amulsar once and for all.
The organizers remind that exploitation of the Amulsar gold mine will lead to contamination of the environment and water resources, deterioration of health and living conditions of people and elimination of biodiversity.