A1 Plus | 14:48:50 | 23-04-2004 | Social |
PROTEST ACTION TO BE HELD IN AKHALTSKHA
On Thursday, a cross-stone memorial to the 1915 Armenian Genocide
victims in Akhaltskha was removed from the place by the local police.
The opening ceremony of the memorial was scheduled for April 24, the
day when Armenians worldwide commemorate those killed in the genocide.
As A-Info news agency reports, before removing the stone the police
arrested Ludvig Petrosyan, the head of the memorial erection
committee, and released after holding him in custody for four hours.
Petrosyan says the police have taken such a step following the
instruction instructions of Georgian President Representative in
Javakhetian province Nicoloz Nicolozashvili, who said the monument
erection hadn’t been authorized.
However, Ludvig Pertrosyan says Akhaltskha municipality has given due
The police move sparked protest from the town residents. They intend
to stage a protest action on Friday.