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 Thursday, June 13 2024 13:24
Alexandr Avanesov

No government in people`s interests - clergyman 

No government in people`s interests - clergyman 

ArmInfo. Participants in the protest movement "Tavush for the Motherland," at the call of its leader, Archbishop Bagrat Galastanyan, began to gather in front of  the government building, where the Cabinet meeting was to be held.

By decision of the executive body, the government meeting was  postponed to June 14, since discussions on the implementation of the  2023 state budget of the Republic of Armenia should continue on June  13 in the country's parliament. Prime Minister of the Republic of  Armenia Nikol Pashinyan is expected to speak at the plenary session  of the National Assembly.

In a conversation with reporters, Bagrat Galstanyan expressed  sympathy for all those injured as a result of the incident on June  12, wishing a speedy recovery to all the wounded. He also expressed  support for all those illegally detained and arrested. The Archbishop  also expressed the hope that all trials that will take place these  days will be fair and the state of insecurity of traffic participants  will be refuted to some extent by the courts.

The Archbishop noted that the previous evening a message had been  received that the time of the RA government meeting had changed. "We  still don't know whether there will be a meeting or not. On the  agenda of the executive body, out of 45 issues, 44 are not discussed  and only one issue will be discussed, which demonstrates the  "democratic appearance" of Armenia," the archbishop noted, adding  that there is no government in the country, no power that would  protect the interests of the people.

The leader of the movement especially noted that the special means  used by the police against peaceful demonstrators the day before were  not only flash-noise, but also fragmentation. All injuries received  by citizens who took part in protests the day before were of a  shrapnel nature. Galstanyan said that materials are currently being  collected and must undergo examination in order to understand what  kind of special equipment was used. "Yesterday it was said that these  funds were produced in Turkey. I cannot confirm this now, I am simply  relaying a conversation between one of the police officers and a  journalist," the archbishop said.

He noted that yesterday's events showed that representatives of the  current government are forming a totalitarian system of government in  the country, which must be resisted by all available means.  Galstanyan noted that late at night visits were made to the victims  in hospitals. In this regard, the leader of the movement called the  authorities' claims about the presence of 17 injured police officers  a lie. "Only one of them had a cut on his face, and even then it is  not yet known for what reasons," the archbishop said.  

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