Armenia’s law-enforcement authorities aren’t taking action in response to Pashinyan’s call for violence. Vahe Hakobyan—representative of “Armenia” bloc which is running in the snap parliamentary elections set for June 20, leader of Reviving Armenia Party and former governor of Syunik Province—said this during a campaign meeting with residents of Amasia today.
“Yesterday the chief clown (Pashinyan-ed.) was in Syunik Province with his circus. Among other stupid comments that he made, he also made a call to commit a crime. There were statements made in response to that, and even an appeal was submitted to the Police since Pashinyan made a public call for violence. The police haven’t responded. In this regard, I ask the Prosecutor General and the Chief of Police why there is no response. It’s their responsibility,” Hakobyan reminded.
It should be noted that Deputy Chief of Police Ara Fidanyan did speak out about the stance of the Police and logically stated that a hammer is not a cold weapon and that the police didn’t see direct threats and elements of crime in the acting Prime Minister’s remarks. Today Pashinyan continued to make threats to the administration of the copper-molybdenum combine in Kajaran, promising to “bathe them on the asphalt” and “hit them on the head with a blue hammer”, probably with the same hammer that he was waving in the air during the campaign meetings he has been holding over the past few days.