Wednesday, February 26 2020 13:17
Ani Mshetsyan

The head of the "Yes" campaign headquarters assures that the rally  and marches on March 1 are in no way connected with the campaign

The head of the "Yes" campaign headquarters assures that the rally  and marches on March 1 are in no way connected with the campaign

ArmInfo.The rally, which will be held on March 1, is in no way connected with our campaign. This was announced at a press conference by the Minister of Territorial  Administration and Infrastructures, head of the "Yes" headquarters  Suren Papikyan.

He noted that the campaign starts on March 2, and it is unclear why  some people are trying to somehow connect these events. "The rally  and the procession will be organized in memory of the victims of  March 1, 2008. What happened in Armenia on March 1, 2008 is a  terrible event, and we simply have no right to forget about it,"  Papikyan emphasized.

The Minister noted that this is precisely why the campaign will start  on March 2, so that these events are not identified in any way.

To the remark of journalists, aren't members of the Civil Contract  party afraid to organize such a large-scale rally, given the threat  of the coronavirus, Papikyan stated that there is no such threat in  Armenia. "The Ministry of Health is closely monitoring the situation  in the country, and at the moment we do not have such a danger," said  the head of staff, "Yes."

It should be noted that on March 1, 2008, the Armenian police used  force against citizens holding a peaceful rally on Freedom Square in  Yerevan in protest against the falsification of the presidential  election.  Rallies lasted about 10 days. The use of force by the  police killed 10 people. The names of the killers to this day are not  disclosed. On October 23, 2008, Serzh Sargsyan created a group of  experts whose purpose was to collect facts about the events of March  1, 2008. However, in June 2009, he dissolved this group.

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