Man opens fire at policemen during trial over radical leader in Yerevan
YEREVAN, June 12. /ARKA/. A man fired at policemen during the court hearing on the leader of Tseghakron radical movement Shant Harutiunyan and his supporters on Thursday, the Armenian service of Radio Liberty reported.
The incident occurred in front of the first instance court of Kentron and Nork-Marash districts. According to the report, one of the men gathered in the yard said he would bar the trial at all costs. The man climbed up on a car parked nearby and opened a fire at the policemen, according to preliminary information from a traumatic gun, says the report. The policemen managed to neutralize him.
On November 5, about a hundred of supporters of Shant Harutyunyan, the leader of Tseghakron small party, tried to hold an unauthorized march on Mashtots Avenue in downtown Yerevan and refused to obey the police’s instruction not to disturb the public order. Fourteen people were detained and charged with use of force against the authorities. Shant Harutiunayn was arrested on November 8. –0--