In an interview with Yerkir.am, former deputy of the National Assembly of Armenia Suren Manukyan, who participated in the act of civil disobedience at Fountains Square in Ijevan today, said Nikol Pashinyan and his team have violated the values of the “velvet revolution”, disappointed their supporters and must resign.
In a few days, the demonstrators will walk to Yerevan and will be joined by demonstrators from other villages.
Suren Manukyan was one of the first members of the faction of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun political party in the National Assembly to support Nikol Pashinyan’s movement and was certain that Armenians will be living in a new country, but now he feels guilty that he helped bring an anti-national force to power that led the country to the brink of perdition. Manukyan added that he receives letters from citizens of Ijevan stating that the authorities have violated the values and ideology of the revolution. The former MP says they are disappointed with Pashinyan’s cabinet since they haven’t seen reforms in concept papers, reforms in education and economy, the judiciary, the financial system, culture and new technologies.
Today the citizens of Ijevan determined their future actions and headed to the monument to deceased freedom fighters, laid flowers and lit candles in the local church. In a few days, they will walk to Yerevan.