ArmInfo. Activists, environmentalists and residents of the city of Jermuk, who oppose the exploitation of the Amulsar Gold Mine, gathered at the gates of the National Assembly of Armenia. They were going to hold a protest in the National Park, but law enforcement forces blocked their path. New police forces are pulling into place.
A little earlier between the police and the protesters there was a brawl. To recall, at these minutes in the office of the"Civil Contract", party of authorities a closed discussion of Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan with the MPs of the "My Step" faction is held. The meeting was convened after the prime minister's meeting with environmentalists, activists and residents of the city of Jermuk opposed to the exploitation of the Amulsar Gold Mine.
At the moment, there have been no official comments regarding the outcome of the meeting. Only some activists and environmentalists, having left the presidential residence, said they were unhappy with the discussions and intend to continue their struggle, guided by the slogan: "Amulsar should remain a mountain, full stop." As one of the participants in the meeting said, Nikol Pashinyan did not want to hear their arguments, because " the only reference point for the prime minister at present is the opinion of the Investigative Committee"