Police detain several participants in protest action near Indoor
Market in Yerevan

by Karina Manukyan

Saturday, August 31, 17:10

The police have detained several participants in the protest action
near the Indoor Market in Yerevan. ArmInfo's correspondent reports
from the scene that the action is still going on, the police have
managed to separate the activists and the crowd of the so-called
"local residents". To note, those who introduce themselves as "local
residents" support the construction of the supermarket in the area of
the Indoor Market.

Unlike the members of the civil movement "Let's save the monument from
the oligarch", the so-called "local residents" are rather aggressive
and try to get through the police's blockade and talk to the

The protesters are discontent with the fact that despite the Armenian
Culture Ministry's numerous statements about the illegality of the
construction, the Indoor Market will open as an ordinary supermarket
on September 15. To note, the owner of the Indoor Market is
oligarch-parliamentarian Samvel Alexanyan.