Hovannisian Leads Thousands In Mass Pledge To Reclaim Homeland


Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Raffi Hovannisian addresses tens of thousands at Liberty Square Tuesday

YEREVAN-Tens of thousands of people gathered at Liberty Square Tuesday
for Raffi Hovannisian’s alternative inauguration, during which the
opposition leader led the massive crowd that weathered the rain to
take an oath to reclaim their rights, reject the authorities and work
together toward victory.

By proclaiming the elections unconstitutional, Hovannisian proclaimed
the people’s victory by rejecting the current regime and pledging to
work alongside the people to create a new Hayastan.

Meanwhile, on the side of the city at the Karen Demirchian Sports
Complex, Serzh Sarkisian took his oath of office by pledging to uphold
the provision of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia.

Calling Sarkisian’s event a fake inauguration and belittling the
gathering, Hovannisian urged the people to continue their fight, which
he said began on February 18, “but it does not end today on April 9.”

“I reject any illegitimate authority,” said Hovannisian as he recited
an oath, which was enthusiastically repeated by the crowd.

Hovannisian invited Sarkisian, and Catholicos Karekin II to the square
at 6 p.m. Yerevan time to join the people.

He also announced that he would unveil his program and his team during
a rally on Friday, April 12.

Asbarez will provide more in-depth coverage of Tuesday’s events.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress


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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