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Marine Martirosyan

Demonstrators Block Goris-Kapan Highway to Protest Appointment of New Syunik Governor

A group of individuals blocked the Goris-Kapan highway today to protest the appointment of Hunan Poghosyan as Syunik Provincial Governor.

Many in Armenia were shocked by the pick of Poghosyan, who served as first deputy police chief under former President Serzh Sargsyan.

Most of the demonstrators were from Kapan. Heated arguments broke out between drivers wishing to pass and the demonstrators. Police arrived on the scene.