Armenia opposition leader says dozens detained after Friday rally

Armenia opposition leader says dozens detained after Friday rally

Interfax news agency, Moscow
10 Apr 04

Yerevan, 10 April: The Armenian law-enforcement agencies detained
several dozen opposition activists following an opposition rally in
Yerevan on Friday evening [9 April], the leader of the opposition
Justice bloc and member of parliament, Albert Bazeyan, told Interfax.

The detainees have been indicted for the violation of public order, he

Interfax has so far been unable to receive confirmation of this
information from the Armenian police.

At the present time, opposition members are continuing a
round-the-clock sit-in demonstration on Freedom Square in downtown
Yerevan. The organizers of the demonstration said they would not stop
their action until the authorities resign.

The number of the people taking part in the demonstration varied from
several dozens to several hundreds depending on the time of day.

In addition, two opposition parties Justice and National Unity, which
have temporarily joined for political purposes, plan to hold another
major rally on Freedom Square on Saturday evening.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS