Narek Aleksanyan

Yerevan: Solidarity for Street Musicians

Hundreds of Yerevan residents and musicians turned out today to voice their solidarity with street musicians barred by the police from playing on Northern Boulevard in downtown Yerevan.

I spoke with Ilyan, from Ukraine, who arrived in Armenia in earlier July and was detained by the police yesterday evening.

They came to play and tour the country. Given today’s turnout, they plan to stay a bit longer and to once again perform on Northern Boulevard.

Yesterday was the first time Yerevan cops told them to stop playing.