In recent months, came mismanagement, corruption, embezzlement and involvement of the state to the subsidiary of Inter RAO to the public. The managers have monthly salaries of about or more than 50,000 euros a month. In short, a tiny elite that lives in the greatest luxury in Armenia.
So on this background, it is not surprising when thousands of Armenians go out to protest for months. Yesterday, June 22, there were 5,000 mainly young demonstrators. All the time they had let them grant.
But in the early morning of June 23 at 5:30 clock, state representatives struck the protesters. Special water cannon whirled people like dummies through the yards on air, special forces in civilian clothes destroyed specifically the technical equipment of media representatives, hundreds of peaceful demonstrators were brutally thrown to the ground and arrested. Operation against all criminal proceedings, for hooliganism was launched.
However, the very next day it was decided nevertheless, to allow all detainees freely again. The demonstrations continue, now more than ever and they are growing and spreading. In the international, a beginning of an Armenian Maidan is mentioned, but such comparisons in Armenia are rejected by the protesters and media. This is a social and not a political protest.
Yesterday on June 25, the Armenian Prime Minister announced, that the government could no longer withdraw the price increase and promised to support around 2,000 poor families in the amount of 4 euros. This was “prosto smeschno” (“simply ridiculous”), so was the reaction of our Armenian section.