ArmInfo. The Office of the Human Rights Defender of Armenia monitors a protest rally against the operation of the Amulsar Mine. This was reported by the press service of the Ombudsman.
According to the source, today there were 5 signals to the Human Rights Defender's office hotline, after which, Instructed by Arman Tatoyan, a Rapid response team visit the Arabkir police station.
The police station will hold personal conversations with the detainees by the Rapid response team, the Ombudsman's office will also study their rights, and the reasons for their deprivation of liberty. To note, today, a browl took place between participants in the protest against the operation of the Amulsar mine and the police. Activists tried to enter the courtyard of the Armenian parliament and hold meetings there, but they were not given that opportunity. After which they tried to block traffic in front of the National Assembly of Armenia. However, after brief negotiations with the protesters, the police, using force, began to force the protesters out of the roadway. After some time, traffic was restored. Police detained 6 protesters.
MPs of the National Assembly from the Prosperous Armenia and Bright Armenia parties came out to the participants, who stated that the power resides in the people, and it was up to them to decide whether to operate the mine or not.
To recall, today in front of the residence of the President of Armenia, a protest rally against the exploitation of the Amulsar mine took place. The Prime Minister of Armenia met with the protesters, however, the meeting was not satisfied with the participants, as the Prime Minister, according to them, said that the mine would be exploited. Protesters said they would continue the fight. The Prime Minister also had discussions with MPs from the My Step faction.