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"We have been here since morning. There are nearly 40-50 police
officers following up on the construction. They promised that they
wouldn't let the builders do anything until morning, but now they are
following up to make sure the construction continues. The workers are
currently placing the windows of the stands," environmentalist-activist
Vahram Soghomonyan told "A1+".

Last evening, environmentalists in Yerevan managed to stop the
construction of stands, but construction restarted at 12 a.m. last

The environmentalists have been fighting against the placement of the
trade stands demolished on Abovyan Street and for the preservation
of the public park at Mashtots Avenue for the past eleven days.

We remind that Mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan had pledged to take
the environmentalists' proposals into account to preserve the park,
but yesterday he announced that the park was not a green zone.