Armenian opposition plans another rally on 16 April

Armenian opposition plans another rally on 16 April

Mediamax news agency
14 Apr 04


The Armenian opposition is going to stage another rally on Freedom
Square in Yerevan on 16 April, a representative of the Justice bloc,
MP Shavarsh Kocharyan, has said.

Addressing a briefing in Yerevan today, Shavarsh Kocharyan said that
this decision had been made at a meeting of the Justice and National
Unity opposition factions in the National Assembly today, Mediamax

In turn, the chairman of the political council of the Republic Party,
Albert Bazeyan, called on the party’s members and supporters to come
tomorrow to the party’s office, which had been sealed by the police,
and demand that it be opened. The Republic’s office was shut down on
the night of 13 April after the police dispersed an opposition rally
and arrested its several leaders.

“Despite the steps that can be taken against us, we will use our civil
and political rights,” Albert Bazeyan said.

Heads of the Armenian Police said on 13 April that they would not
allow the holding of unauthorized rallies in Yerevan.