Wednesday, 26 September

“Amulsar Comes to Yerevan” - Mine Opponents Protest Outside Government Building


Activists opposed to the Amulsar mine project gathered in front of the Government Building in Yerevan this morning, some dressed as endangered butterflies found on lands on the mine site.

The twenty or so activists also carried balloons, symbolizing the fears and myths about Amulsar.

Some of the activists travelled to Yerevan from Jermouk, Sevan and Gndevaz to stage today’s protest entitled “Amulsar Comes to Yerevan”.

The activists then burst the balloons and called on the government to stop wavering and put a halt to construction of the Amulsar mine.

One protester held a sign that read, “Avinyan, do you want your coffee with or without cyanide?” (Tigran Avinyan is a deputy prime minister. At a June 5 meeting with those opposed to the mine he said the matter was a balancing act - the environment must not be subject to illegal and disproportionate damage, while at the same time the economy must not be thrown into crisis.

The Amulsar gold mine is located 170km south of Yerevan on the border between Vayots Dzor and Syunik provinces.


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Comments (5)
1. Մարկ13:58 - 6 September, 2018
Էս են հեծանվորդներով ու բայքերներով ակցիան ա՞, որն իբր սաղ աշխարհը պիտի մասնակցեր՞: Մի շաբաթ շուխուր արեցիք, էս 20 հոգով եք հավաքվել՞:
2. Josef21:50 - 6 September, 2018
Has Armenia 2 bln. dollars to pay penalty? The Greens are crazy and dangerous in any country. Who pay this comedy? Dear Armenians, think very well and properly, you are sometimes very naive. Otherwise, I love you.
3. Անի23:10 - 6 September, 2018
Այսօր 20 հոգի չի եղել, ավելի շատ մարդ է եղել, ինչու՞ է 20 գրած, մանավանդ երբ հայերեն տեքստում այդպիսի բան չկա, սխալ թարգմանություն է՞:
4. E.S.03:01 - 7 September, 2018
How just/fair is to give the permit to a miner then he spends 400 million dollars and after that you take his license back. Not all investors in Ludian are rich! There are normal people that believed in Armenia and invested in Ludian and now are loosing small fortunes.
5. Ashot10:08 - 12 September, 2018
Let's tax the people who are demonstrating for the rest of their lives to pay the 98 mln dollars Lydian borrowed and invested in Armenia. When there is no cost to demonstrators, they can close any project in Armenia. Can I build a house next to someone's garden. If he has a big family, they can demonstrate against it and claim that my house does not allow sun to reach his garden. Absurd, right? But Armenia is going there, look at the negotiations for the price of grapes, price of milk. The crowd figured out how to use blackmail to get what it wants. This is the tragedy.
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