Police Give Activists Protesting Kiosk Construction In Park Half Hou

POLICE GIVE ACTIVISTS PROTESTING KIOSK CONSTRUCTION IN PARK HALF HOUR TO PACK UP

epress.am
02.16.2012

An altercation took place earlier today between police and activists
who for the sixth day have been protesting the construction of kiosks
in the park next to the maternity hospital on Mashtots Ave. in Yerevan
(between Aram and Buzand streets).

A statement issued by the civic movement “We are the owners of our
city” states that the activists today tried to attach a sheet of
plastic over the metal frames of the partially built kiosks as shelter
from the snow; however, three people approached them and told them
to remove the cover.

According to the statement, the protestors called police who told
the youth that “there are orders from above saying you’re not allowed
to tie plastic sheets there” and gave the activists half an hour to
remove the plastic cover.

Currently the youth are in the park. Epress.am will report on details
later, as more information becomes available.

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