'CRIMINAL' STEPS UP TO THE PODIUM AT HAK RALLY

epress.am
05.31.2011 21:48

Earlier today, opposition rally participants welcomed recently
released Shmavon Galstyan and Ara Hovhannisyan, who the opposition
bills as political prisoners, at the Armenian National Congress (HAK)
rally at Liberty Square in Yerevan.

When Hovhannisyan appeared at the podium, HAK member Vardges Gaspari
called out, "Criminal!" He demanded that Hovhannisyan step down
from the podium, then, as a sign of protest, Gaspari lay down on the
ground and said he won't get up till the "criminal" steps down from
the podium.

When asked why he considered Hovhannisyan a criminal, Gaspari said,
"Ask Nikol Pashinyan, he knows."

Later, Gaspari got up from the ground.