CivilNet.tv has footage of May 29’s violence in Mashtots Park. Once more, the protesters’ attempt to place a tent was faced with police violence, this time - with open beatdowns and injured protesters.
The protesters did not respond to the violence.
Arrested protesters have been released thanks to the actions of jurists among the activists and the intervention of Armenian Revolutionary Federation party’s MPs.
Yep, this blog published photos from Mashtots Park Movement made by SongOfFall (originally published on his Google+ profile) - the Wikipedia contributor working on the Mashtots Park Movement article - as well as other contributors.
If SongOfFall has decided to use the photographs he made on Wikipedia - he has every right to do so freely.
Let’s hope the conflict is resolved,
70 days of Mashtots Park Movement in one video. By Arman Yaralyan.
Under the guise of improving the park, authorities have been demolishing the concrete and stone structure of the park. This is the scenario they used while flattening the right wing of the park.
The activists stopped them at the moment of destroying the small basin. Stopped them without physical conflict. The police was… explaining the breaches of law (for example, the noise and dust under the windows of the maternity clinic - “there have been worse noises there”, a police lieutenant has replied).
More videos incoming.
Security officers of “ACP” have beaten up five boys from Teghut because of… dust?
This is the moment when the villagers should understand that #SaveTeghutForest activists are trying to protect them and their future, and not the oligarchs trying to destroy the forest for the sake of a mine.
I would like to send my salutations to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, who is well known and respected in Buddhist and other spiritual communities of Armenia.
This is a plea for support and guidance for the eco-activists in Mashtots park, Yerevan, Armenia, who have been fighting for their rights and the nature of Armenia - facing police violence and harsh weather conditions, they have stood their ground for about three months and practiced complete non-violence and cared for every living being in the park, including the police officers.
Your word of support and prayers would lift our spirits and your advice would help us to stay true.
With due respect and adoration,
P.S. #SaveMashtotsPark movement is neither political nor nationalistic in nature. More information can be obtained in our English-language blog - http://savemashtotspark.tumblr.com