The rise in electricity rates will affect everyone in Armenia and will lead to inflation, Tigran Martirosyan, an activist of Dem an (I am against) pressure group, told A1+ when analyzing today’s incident outside the Public Services Regulatory Commission during which a number of activists were detained.
He says the policemen gathered at the scene were in an aggressive mood from the very beginning and did not want to speak to the group protesting against the pending rise in electricity rates.
“The police were very aggressive. I have not seen such a thing although I have participated in many protest actions. We tried to find out from them why they had blocked the street. After some time, they began removing the demonstrators from the site and taking them to police stations,” said Tigran Martirosyan.