Demonstrators calling for criminal charges against Ruben Hayrapetyan, the MP and owner of the Harsnakar Restaurant, took up a vigil outside the Armenian National Assembly this morning.
Carrying a variety of banners and placards, the demonstrators also attempted to get the message across to European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, who was leaving the parliament after addressing the legislature.
Protestors briefly scuffled with police who ordered the crowd to leave the street and move back to the sidewalk.
The crowd remained steadfast and the cops were forced to back down.
HAK MP’s Aram Manoukyan, Levon Zourabyan and Nikol Pashinyan also appeared and told the demonstrators that four parliamentary factions (HAK, ARF, Heritage and Prosperous Armenia) had launched a petition calling for a special parliamentary session on the matter but that they suspended the measure after Hayrapetyan resigned his mandate.
The HAK MP’s stated that the opposition is still calling for criminal charges to be filed against Hayrapetyan.
Protestors then marched to the General Prosecutor’s Office.
Viewed 1979 times Disrobing for the Sake of Art is Not Shameful, Says Belarusian Actor About Her Breakout Role
Viewed 1695 times Mob Attacks Armenian Church in Tbilisi; Clergy and Congregants Injured
Viewed 1652 times Armavir Mayor Injured, Driver Killed, in Artsakh Car Explosion
Viewed 1584 times Artsakh Soldier Dies from Unspecified Gunshot Wound
Viewed 1573 times Nephew of Former Gyumri Mayor Gets 17 Years on Murder Rap
Viewed 1076 times "Tendency to Watch Films Alone is Dangerous": Filmmaker Jia Zhangke in Yerevan