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Members of Alternative NGO placed a coffin, a big bottle of homemade vodka, tweezers and a poster reading “Nikol, Assassin” near the building of the Armenian government.

The demonstrators and police officers clashed, after which leader of Alternative NGO Narek Mantashyan was apprehende.

Mantashyan says the police decided to apprehend him since they suspected that there might be explosives in the coffin. “The police are taking me to ask me for further clarification. We placed a coffin because these authorities aren’t treating the deaths from COVID-19 seriously. To make our message more symbolic, I brought this coffin on which one can see the number of people who died from COVID-19. I didn’t bring this coffin with the desire that a particular government official dies. This is just a symbol,” he said.

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