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Narek Aleksanyan

‘No Pasaran’ – Komitas Residents Patrolling Entrance to Construction Site

A modicum of relative calm has returned to 5 Komitas Street in Yerevan, the site of recent clashes between protesters and police over the construction of a controversial high-rise building.

Irate neighborhood residents, claiming that the building is illegal, have sought to prevent construction crews from entering.

That’s exactly what some of them did yesterday morning. They sat down at the entrance to the site, preventing heavy equipment from passing.

They continued along the same lines this morning, stopping workers from entering the site. Residents are taking turns patrolling the entrance. One small dog seems to have snuck through the lines.