VANADZOR RESIDENTS NOT ALLOWED TO ATTEND RALLY IN YEREVAN

Tert.am
18.02.11

People from different regions of Armenia have complained to the
central headquarters of the opposition Armenian National Congress
(ANC) that the police have imposed bans on transportation means, as
an attempt to prevent the population from attending the opposition's
rally in Yerevan.

"We have received complaints that they have banned public transport
in Vanadzor and seized licenses from drivers," ANC coordinator Levon
Zurabyan told Tert.am.

The head of ANC office in Vanadzor, Ashot Manukyan, said later that the
police impose restrictive measures on the drivers who, they suspect,
may attend the rally.

"The traffic police seized the licenses from all the minibus drivers
and drove their vehicles to the penalty area. We too, blocked the
highway and held a protest. Then we started negotiating with the
head of the traffic police department. They have now rented cars in
Vanadzor and are trying to go to Yerevan," he told Tert.am.

The ANC rally is to take place outside the building of Matenadaran.

The opposition's last meeting was held on November 9, 2010.




From: A. Papazian