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Armenian Deputies Join Protest Against Kiosk Construction In Yerevan Park

  • RFE/RL's Armenian Service

Armenian police guard a kiosk under construction in Yerevan's Mashtot Park.

Armenian police guard a kiosk under construction in Yerevan's Mashtot Park.

YEREVAN -- Armenian deputies representing the opposition Heritage faction in parliament filed a court complaint on February 21 against a decision by Yerevan authorities to construct trade kiosks in Mashtots Park.

Environmentalists and a number of civic groups have been protesting the construction for 12 days.

Construction work was interrupted on February 20 after some 100 young activists broke through a police cordon to reoccupy the park, before resuming overnight.

The activists argue that the construction of the kiosks is illegal, saying it would inflict further damage on Yerevan’s green areas.
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