Kristine Aghalaryan

Police Detain Two Environmental Activists (Video)

Armenian police have detained two environmental activists for unfurling banners about the need to save the Teghout forest at the recent concert rally for the Republican Party in Republic Square – where the balloons burst into flame.

Attorney Artour Grigoryan told Hetq that if the police wanted to question them because they were eye-witnesses to the accident in which scores of spectators were burnt, the two activists wouldn’t have been physically detained but rather notified in writing.

“The cops came and literally took the activists into custody,” Grigoryan said.

Video by Tehmine Yenoqyan