Narek Aleksanyan

Hundreds March Against Police Repression in Yerevan

Several hundred people marched on the Police Headquarters in Yerevan to protest the heavy-handed tactics of the cops during operations on August 24 to remove citizen activists who blocked traffic on Komitas Street.

Komitas Street is where local residents have come out in opposition to a controversial building they claim is illegal and will damage the local residential neighborhood.

Activists joined residents in lying down in the street as a sign of protest and were forcibly removed by police. Many claim that the cops used excessive force to remove the protestors and that some were later beaten and intimidated while in police custody.

After demonstrating in front of Police Headquarters, the protestors made their way to the Prosecutor General’s Office.