The Police’ Actions against Protesters Were a “Punitive Operation”, Rights Defenders
June 24, 12:30

The clash between protesters and police officers on Baghramyan Avenue on early Tuesday morning is an unreasonable use of force to break up a peaceful, festive sit-in protesters and punitive operation conducted by the police, rights defenders believe. “The police officers’ actions were an unreasonable use of force against people who were holding a peaceful protest. About 500 people had geared up to protest while the police officers – armed with rubber batons, water cannons - a whole legion – were persecuting people up to Freedom Square. Actually, the actions against journalists were well-planned and aimed to hinder them from recording all that violence,” says HCA Vanadzor Head Artur Sakunts.

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