In 2008, Armenian mobile operator VivaCell, installed a cell phone relay station on a field owned by Evoyan.
Afraid of losing their jobs, employees of the Alaverdi Copper-Molybdenum Plant took to the streets in this small industrial town some160 kilometers north of Yerevan today demanding that the negative findings of a recent environmental study be thrown out.
Levon Ghalayan, who has Parkinson’s, told the mayor that the only medicine that helps him is Mardopar, but that he’s given another drug, for free, that doesn’t help.
Katya says the “Velvet Revolution” hasn’t arrived to Ahnidzor. It’s only been televised. People want to be left alone, she tells me.
“The exhausts might be a result of the content of the ore being processed. Rest assured that we are interested in stabilizing the exhausts. We’ll examine the matter,”
Residents of Shnogh, a community in Armenia’s northern Lori Province, have blocked the road leading to the offices of Teghut CJSC, demanding that those workers from the local area who were dismissed on April 1 and replaced by others brought in from afar be rehired.
The students then marched through Odzoun, calling on residents to join them.
At around 3pm today, protesters from nearby towns and villages shut down traffic on the Noyemberyan-Alaverdi roadway, moving on to blocking Bargratashen Border Crossing in around half an hour. For three hours, Chief of Tavush Marz Police, Colonel G. Grigoryan could not convince demonstrators to unblock the border crossing.