YEREVAN. – An incident took place Wednesday morning in the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia.
Opposition Bright Armenia faction MPs Ani Samsonyan and Gevorg Gorgisyan were trying to bring into the NA Sessions’ Hall a banner demanding Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Arayik Harutyunyan’s resignation on his own volition.
But NA deputy speaker Alen Simonyan first read what was written on the banner, then told the parliament security officers not to permit these MPs enter the sessions’ hall with that banner.
These Bright Armenia MPs, however, tried to enter the sessions’ hall with that banner, but the security officers pushed Gorgisyan.
Subsequently, NA speaker Ararat Mirzoyan came out of the sessions’ hall and said he would settle the matter.
And after his intervention, the aforesaid opposition MPs were allowed to enter the NA sessions’ hall with this banner.