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Uploaded by CivilNetTV on 08.06.2012

Transcript:
This video is a compilation of CivilnetTV reports documenting the Winter-Spring 2012
events in Central Yerevan’s Mashtots Park.
Hello
I look at everything you’ve done positively, and the moving of the kiosks from Abovyan
street is your achievement,   the achievement of all of us.
Abovyan street seems to have recovered its right to be called a promenade street.
The work of dismantling small shops along the sidewalk has begun.
What is the reaction of our fellow citizens especially those who often shop at those boutiques?
-Very good. The city should be cleaned from this messy situation;
the way for the pedestrians should be opened. -I am for it, too. It should be cleaned up.
These do not fit here. They are ugly amongst the trees.
-A special place should be found for the kiosks.
Former mayor Karen Karapetyan made the decision to dismantle
the kiosks and current mayor Taron Margaryan continued that process.
And you also very correctly handled  the issue of the right of ownership of the shops.
One can not establish legality by illegal means.
And one can’t take comfort in illegal actions. You have done everything very correctly.
It’s also right in a sense that you have made a temporary decision.
Recently the shops and kiosks on the pavement of Yerevan’s Abovian street were dismantled
by the decision of the mayor’s office. Soon it became clear that those kiosks would
be moved to Mashtots park, across from the Margaryan Maternity Hospital.
Now they are being built in the park.
Thus, all this will be removed from here in a matter of 2-3 years?
Yes But, Taron, when we look, it’s not very
pretty, right? Yes.
It would be great if you find a way to dismantle all this.
Our eyes can’t bear to look at this for 2-3 years.
If we choose the illegal path in deciding important disputes, we won’t succeed.
The group  “Mashtots park should stay public” was opened in facebook by a youth initiative.
The group members demand the shops be dismantled; the park is not the right place for them.
-Some people decided that markets, supermarkets and other stupidities should be built here.
Instead of improving the area for people and children, ugly kiosks appeared.
what made you come here on Monday morning, at 9 am, on this cold,
0 degrees Fahrenheit day to come here and protest.
Whatever you see here – illegal construction in the heart of Yerevan,
and we again physically protest and say no. We have called the mayor, he promised to meet
us tomorrow, until then we have to stay here because whenever
we take a step away, they resume the construction.
We can hinder them only this way .
(Singing the national anthem of Armenia) Our fatherland, free and independent,
That lived from century to century
His children are calling
Free independent Armenia.
It has been several days that the environmental activists are conducting a sit-down
strike to protect the green area of the park. The  municipality announced that “Construction
work is being carried out in the area of the main avenue,
between Mashtots avenue and Yeznik Koghbaci streets,
continuing the Aram and Buzand streets construction, which will mainly serve the area intended
by the Old Yerevan beautification program.
However, the environmental activists see old Yerevan differently,
they had organized an exhibition in the park with the same name.
-We are really close to the area of Buzand and Aram streets where once upon a time all
of what is depicted in the photos took place. And now it’s the park’s turn, the park
is being harassed. And I think the youth’s active struggle
will bring results.
-This is a public space, an area for common usage.
Anyway, if the Yerevan municipality wants to change it,
it should coincide with Yerevan’s major city plan and concept.
The change of the city plan and the concept should be done after carrying out a public
awareness program. And as the owners of the kiosks are oligarchs,
people with authority, they decided not to go away from the center,
so they said “just pick a spot, that’s where it will be”.
This means, these people have made statements and the local
government has made this decision under the influence of fear .
-We stay very late in this cold so that they won’t continue the construction.
I think it would be wise for the authorities not to continue this.
Come on man, we didn’t have this arrangement -What are they doing?
-They’re working
-Who gave you the right to imprison this tree like this?
-But we haven’t harmed it (indiscernible dispute)
-It shouldnt be like this..
-don’t make me tell everyone who is behind you
-There is no one behind us... Why don’t you tell us so that I know?
-What orders are given, how does it all go? Let’s leave everything in its spot. Is there
agreement? -Yes
-Then let’s leave it, why do they keep working? -This is not the construction you’re talking
about.
Now let us stand next to you and stay like this with four people.
Can you breathe? Now don’t you feel bad for this tree?
-Be careful, everyone be careful... -They came from the construction and asked
“why are you tying it here, stay under the snow,”
then they vanished, and several minutes ago the police arrived.
We think they brought the police. -We should sue them for sadism.
What do they mean - stay under the snow?
If after 10 minutes you don’t free the area, we’ll make you sit right here.
-Will we be arrested? -No
_You’ll make us sit there? -Yes
-What do you mean “make us sit?” -To rest
_Where the Margaryan maternity hospital is. Take your friends and hurry,
come here to prevent the construction here.
-It’s right next to Margaryan hospital.
-We are only trying to stop illegal construction -Where are you? Do you want to come to the
park? -Whatever connections you have, friends and
media, please quickly come here, dear reporters,
make and edit your videos quickly and share them.
We need a lot of people to come to the park. Let’s inhabit the park.
-Let them come and record this illegality. No construction work in our park. That’s
it.
-What are you doing??? Human rights.. watch this! Don’t let each
other go. -don’t you arrest those people!
-don’t push the girl! would it hurt you much if you broke her hand??
Look at the size of these men and the size of these girls!
-Get your hands away! calm down
-Get your hands off me, I will walk wherever I want.
-Money doesn’t fill your stomach!
_You don’t allow journalists here! Human rights office, come here!
-Police, come over to the right side! You are ashamed and looking at the floor,
you can’t look us in the eye.
This is an issue of Armenia existing or not existing.
This is not an issue of  construction workers.
Armenia is being deprived of Armenians, and you know why Armenians are leaving the
country? They leave because they do not feel like the
masters of their own country.
-He’s right
-I myself am a construction worker
-No, this is not about construction workers.
-Then let the worker do his job
In the place of every Armenian who leaves, 4 Persians and Turks come.
Are you building these for the Turks? This is the problem, when the Armenian feels
oppressed in his own country. His word means nothing.
-Now go back. You will go back today, I am 100% suree!
-Aren’t you ashamed? -Everyone come to the middle, we’re gonna
push this back.
-This is our city, this is our city! -The park is ours, the park is ours!
-We demand the mayor
Police officer - Listen, this is not illegal, I am a man of my word.
-It is illegal! Show us the documentation
No, this is the word of the mayor
There are political and legal ways to find a solution to any problem.
We should evaluate the situation, for better or worse, in that way.
Such a gathering in such a place is an infringement of Armenian law.
-This construction infringes the law!
Have I come from Uzbekistan?? I am from Yerevan!
-Yes yes, leave, leave! -It’s a pity that the city council sent
Ara Ernjayan He’s an intellectual ..
-..he’s never been an intellectual -...and a member of the city council.
He was suppose to inform us as a city council member,  
when was this law passed.
Are you protecting the construction? Ensuring safety
Whose safety?Yours Thank you, I am very touched
You’re welcome But look here, according to the municipality
decision, the kiosks’ stone block-built parts will
be dismantled and there will be glass walls instead.
So now go and tell them to stop.
-But before when we announced this is illegal why were you mocking us and saying you had
permission? -Excuse me, dear Mary. I was directed from
above to demolish, I am demolishing.
-Which one are you destroying? - According to my discretion.
You should be honest about what you want. -He is pulverizing it for you, so that you
see the dust and the gravel and be satisfied.
-Now we’ll go and ask this car not to go there,
and we’ll try to send the concrete somewhere else so that the goods won't be spoiled
-These kiosks, how do they serve the park? -Is the park only an alley for walking?
-The park is a park. Should there be commercial kiosks there?
-Can’t they be there? Why not? Why not?
We cast them out, and we’re standing in front of this joke now?
-Remember, you’re people. Go home -It’s snowing, you can’t work in this
snow. I will guarantee the safety of your work.
Go home, you can’t work under these nerve-wracking conditions.
-Yes! -What are you making?
-An igloo
Now we’re inviting them to our small house which is allowable
because it’s built from an ecologically clean substance.
Armine Hayrapetyan and Vardan Galstyan, come here
Guys, hello everybody. What terrible condition you are in, my God.
Now they will present the songs they wrote
Let it be whatever happens, the time is soon, a flight and a free fall,
a flight and a free fall.
-What are they struggling for? -This struggle is for the human and for Armenia
-For protection of rights -For freedom!
-For greenness
This struggle is for our constitutional rights For being a dignified and honorable citizen.
To have a city worthy of being Armenia’s capital
For protecting public property For Armenia
For the free independent self-decisive Armenian citizen
Struggle for freedom A struggle which will give birth to freedom
and love
This way it’s better -The environmentalist Armenians are celebrating
Barekentan!
Today at 1 pm the Mashtots park 6 day sit-down strike participants
and other concerned citizens organized an action in front of city hall.
The demonstrators demanded a meeting with the mayor.
Taron, come down, Taron, come down
Instead of the mayor his representative came out, and after negotiating,
took the activists’ letter, which noted the issues
with the construction in Mashtots park.  
We’ll wait for another 10 minutes then all together go to our beloved Mashtots park
We see the only decisive step is not in violent actions but we ourselves will stop the construction
The park is ours, the park is ours
Deputy chief of police Robert Melqonyan - In the same way you organized yourselves and
entered, reorganize yourselves and exit. Carry out your event, your strike, your action.
I’ll organize an event to restore the previous situation.
The status quo is  restored, Mr. Colonel General.
The hindrance of permitted construction is not protected by the
freedom of assembly because the holding of peaceful
assembly excludes the forceful implementation of represented requirements by  the  participants
 of the meeting. Such actions may be qualified as criminal
and lead to responses by administrative bodies.
-Here we don’t have a hierarchical structure, there’s no leader, there is no special organizer
and planner, it’s on the principle of equality.
Anthem -
It's our gifted symbol.
Let it shine against the enemy.
Let Armenia always be glorious.
-And we are sure that our national police won’t butt heads with its citizens.
-Can you please tell me what time is it? Tell me only that.
-I don’t know, I don’t have a watch. -You have a watch?
-It’s 23:21 Armenian time
-Has this been going on for a while already?     
-Hi, excuse me, you are the construction site director, right?
-No. The work started on January 10 -And today?
-Today from -When the activists were here, there was no
work carried out. -We were carrying out demolition work
-Yeah, and now you continue construction at night
-It’s not construction, it’s demolition. -It’s noisy construction.
-The metal sheets are being dragged. -The metal sheets are being dragged.
Ok, what about the noise when I passed by at 10pm
-Excuse me for a second -Of course
-Can we talk here? -What about?
(I can’t understand what the guy shouting from far is saying)
-What? -Right now no construction is carried out,
the police said they would stop it for a week. But we will come to the park every day anyway,
inhibit the construction with our own bodies.
-Starting from today we have a specific agenda, a list of events,
there are specific actions which people may come and occupy themselves with.
We’re trying to give breath to the park, to make it how a real
Yerevan public area should be. -We also get in touch with famous people,
popular people, present the situation, surprisingly some of
them have no idea. But it’s not surprising because it’s been
12 days we’re here but the TV-s are dead, very few channels broadcast what’s happening
here. - This will be a platform, where those activists,
those concerned citizens will gather, and the movement will spread its roots under
the open sky, not only within the scope of Facebook.
New participants join the park defenders everyday. Today the students of Yerevan State University
School of Architecture and Construction expressed their support
-Last semester we studied what percent of the park should be buildings, and currently
it does not correspond to what we have learned.    
The time of the self-determined citizen
-The park is ours, the park is ours -Dismantling!
The park is ours, the park is ours -The ecological problems of the whole of Armenia
lies on the shoulders of people standing here, and each of you must help to multiply this
group, because today in the south of Armenia,
in Qajaran we have a dead zone. We won’t ever let such a thing happen in
the north area too. I’m speaking of Teghut in particular.
-Bring up your cup, my friend, we will walk the same road,
-He’s the author of the song -Bring your cup, my elder friend.,
I will drink for you, -Will find it by your traces...
-A new road by your trace, the truth with your words.
-Our love for this nation is a struggle which will give birth to freedom and love, justice
and stars. -Not a spring will dry, not a flower will
die, not a single child will be sad because the
crazy will live
We have brought a symbolic red ribbon and we will cut it now to symbolize the opening
of the public area.
-The park is ours, the park is ours! -If Appa, then Dismantling!
-Green, clean Ye-re-van! -The park is ours!
GREEN NEWS The prime minister Tigran Sargsyan during
the meeting with the architects made an interesting announcement
concerning the kiosks being built in Mashtots park.
I am against the permanent kiosks, and I will do everything to have these kiosks
removed. And the plan must be confirmed by the government
as well, we are obliged to carry out actions to strengthen
civil society and I think the civil society’s number one mission is that the government
should constantly be under checks.
You must’ve seen that several times the prime minister comes up with announcements,
Taron Margaryan or other characters, that the process has stopped, there won’t
be construction, leave, people, so they want to use the time
to their advantage so we get cold, sick, and people think maybe the issue has
been solved indeed, because many people truly believed the prime
minister’s or other people’s words. I really emphasize women’s role in the social
life, and they’re becoming more and more active.
I think the woman is less vulnerable and can do more, she’s more flexible.
Like all the other days, it’s not a special day,
it’s just March 8. We’ll be here, until the end until these ugly kiosks move from
here. .(March 8 is International Women’s Day,
traditionally a non-working day).
Are you happy with the gift? Yes, our mayor is giving such a gift, how
can we not be happy?
Can you see what is written at the back? Dismantling.
Do you agree? Yes, no comment
Do i start? The park is ours! The park is ours!
Girls, get united!
Get out, out They’re taking the slave out of the person
drop by drop All the women and girls  are desired and
invited to join us, the women and girls. And we ask our  dear men to support us outside.
We bring to life the citizens’ court of justice,
which is called to investigate the seizure and robbery of public
property and privatization issues in our country.  
At the base of the activities of the citizens’ court of justice will lie the constitutional
fundamental rights and freedoms, civic free and independent court’s first
ruling will take place at March 13 at 1pm in Yerevan Mashtots
park. The first case is the protection of public
property in Mashtots park public area, where the public comes against the city authorities.
Women, unite! Women, unite!
These women today are struggling for a clean Yerevan,
whatever the youth is doing today is what the law demands.
And there’s a celebration in my soul not because they are struggling,
but because our youth is gorgeous,  fabulous, our youth will lead us.
Maryamaxot Teghut’s Sukhudyan Trchkanovna! A minute, no.
Now Mashtots’s.
The assembly is prohibited when it has an aim to forcibly overthrow the constitutional
order, to provoke national, racial or religious hatred
or preach violence or war. Is it absent?
Yes!!
We had declared that we would go on a sit-down strike,
and we put up the tent here as a symbol of our strike,
of course, the police got confused, and now they're negotiating for an hour,
saying it is against the law. We say there is no such prohibition in the law,
and now it’s all about it. Look, this tent is a very calm, ecologically
clean, temporary tent.
Even if the alley is closed partially, a citizen might appear,
a passer by civilian who has absolutely nothing to do with this peaceful assembly,
that is, not to be a participant, and might say
- You know what, my way has been partially closed.
He might not even express it out loudly. Take this from the pathway and put it in a
corner for a second, I’ll go try to consult and find possible
ways to help you.
-I can lay on the ground and hold the tent on my hands.
How do you qualify that? -That way it is allowed.
Isn’t it an object? -This is what I’m saying, you’re trying
to use rhetoric, trying to interpret the law so that...
-But the law is open, it should work in favor of us,
what are you talking about? -What about in my favor??
The park is ours! The park is ours!
-Are you looking for good shots? -Are you going to stay for the night?
-Yes -Isn’t it cold?
-No
-Now they can carry on sit down strike in these warm conditions,
the effect is lost. If you’re suffering, do it like Jesus’s sufferings.
-Exactly, right, like the suffering of an Armenian environmentalist...
There are no problems with you because indeed the relations
have been very normal all this time but the question here is different.
The thing is …we’re worried..
-It is very hard to achieve, but you can lose it in an instant.
Everything is hard to build, to build, but it’s easy to destroy...
-then let’s destroy the kiosks! -Good one...
-You’re left with the hope of one tent! I pity you!
-Calm down, don’t panic, do not clash with the police
-Do not hit children Why didn’t you announce beforehand, this
is what bothers me. Why didn’t you announce like a man, say
you have 20 minutes to take out this tent. Why didn’t you do it?
Did we deserve THIS?
-Write in it - a public area, Mashtots park -What are you doing?
-They gave us a flower? We’re taking flowers to them
-Here, for a successful operation -It’s a sign of respect, you should take
it -It was very successful, we’re expressing
our gratitude
I just regret that we have such youth in Armenia -And we regret that we are surrounded with
such police officers And no matter how Turkish their signature
is, we stay Armenians. We won’t be broken!
-Yes!
-Our demand does not change, we stay true to our demand.
These kiosks will be dismantled. -Yes!!!
-Moreover, we are absolute winners
- The Human Rights defender does not set up a tent himself,
and my words that the tent should be put up, is not necessary for the police.
At the same time it is the moral duty of every state body to carry out the Human Rights Defender’s
legitimate demands. I insist, that at the moment setting up a
tent as a part of the protest is legitimate.
Take it apart Take what apart? Who? What do you want?
-The police says no, and we all get back -Good
-I ask everyone to get back here March 15, Mashtots Park
Come on, lift it up. (Singing) Republican boys are lifting you up!
Go go go go go
You took illegal and violent steps, And you took our tent
The park is ours, the park is ours!
It’s like the drums of the Hitler-Jugents. Police of RA, what a shame
You took our tent, and you weren’t ashamed.
Those police forces that do not act according to law are police forces  
of an enemy country for us. We present our demand to the Police of RA
 to punish those policemen and people who gave orders,
who have breached the Constitution of Armenia. We demand the immediate demolition of the
kiosks, the improvement of the park and its return
to being a public space.
We would like to see an atmosphere of solidarity and agreement around this problem.
If APPA, then demolition
Maximum three years and it is connected with the realization of the “Old Yerevan” project.
The municipal and the governmental authorities of Armenia haven’t clearly understood the
public’s demand concerning Mashtots Park. We emphasize once more, that building and
locating of kiosks in the mentioned space is illegal and contradicts the Master
Plan of Yerevan city.
Prime Minister - Concerning the legal solutions- the Mayor reported that
there are appropriate conclusions and that there are no violations.
We see that the municipal authority has clearly violated the law
The solution that the City Hall suggests today must put an end to this dialogue,
because I think that it is n acceptable solution for Yerevan’s residents so that we
tak into account everyone’s interests, also taking into account the interests of
the owners.
Members of the Government of the Republic of Armenia elected
by the RA citizens, you are obliged to protect the public interest and not the
interest of couple of oligarchs.  
Our demand is known, it’s a park without kiosks.
- Where did  you stay - Here, in Mashtots Park.
-You too? - I have also stayed at Mashtots Park for
two nights - How many nights will tonight make?
- I think it’s fifth, but they say it’s sixth
- It’s sixth, it’s sixth, because I have stayed last night for the sixth time
- Who’s guarding your sleep? - Our friends and the police of RA.
- If it’s needed I will stay, Arman. - Needed by whom?
- By my motherland.
- I should’ve changed into these light clothes earlier.
- You’re filming?
The Angle
-It’s also an awakening, it’s not just an achievement,
it’s definitely an awakening and we are all witnesses of this awakening and day
by day the number of people whose public awareness is being awakened is growing,
and the new generation will definitely take care of all these and it’s a long movement
already, it’s not just Mashtots Park.
The problem from the beginning was the protection of the public interest and public spaces,
now it also includes the problems of the implementation of rights,
matters of establishing constitutional order, problems of fair trials, protection of public
interest, and more problems are getting included and
what’s the most important thing- that it tries to create alternatives.
About Mashtots Park we can say that it has entered a stage where there’s an
alternative of creating another country, creating a more fair and free society.
And an interesting situation has been created that Mashtots Park has become a kind
of platform where different people, individuals, groups, different representatives
of civil society can come and raise their problems and try to raise them up until
it reaches the public agenda. This is now like an open university, everyone,
even for us, the activists, and people who join us,
the intellectuals, it’s a class for all of us,
it’s like the society after 20 years of sleep just now understands
that they are the owners of their country. If someone makes a decision, he must stand
before the society and give an explanation. We cannot say in how many years, but that
society is definitely forming. The problem is definitely not the change of
power or doing special whatever, right, that’s the problem, but when that
comes, it will happen automatically.
( The park is ours, the park is ours.
- Human citizens
- We ask the police not to interfere and let the demolition brigade make their announcement,
after that you can say what you want to say.
- We have come here today to protect the property of the city.
- A question, that interests everyone: who gave the right to a group of people to declare
themselves a self-styled court? Who gave us the right to declare the third
republic, who gave us the right to start the Artsakh
movement, who gave us the right to want, desire independent
Armenia at all? No one gave us that right, the Ottoman Turkey
or USSR? No, it was the decision of the citizens, the
decision of a small number of people, a couple of people who then were joined by
thousands and millions of people.        
- We heard from the police today that the police is deprived of the
right to evaluate the legitimacy of the decisions of the Mayor of Yerevan.
- It’s not deprived of it, it doesn’t have the right.
- It doesn’t have the right, not deprived that’s the same thing.
- With a little different implication.
- Looking at what the young people were doing during those last 40 days and nights in Mashtots
Park, you involuntarily come to that conclusion. If the young people night and day, dark and
cold, sacrifice for something important instead
of sitting in cafes or other places of fun with which Yerevan is filled, they got the
trust of the society and they generated a feeling of shame in us,
in me, I feel ashamed that I sit in warmth and I deal with my work,
while a couple dozen young people are doing the work which was actually my work.
I, our generation, we created the third Republic, we were obliged to do that, we were obliged
not to yield our country to couple of thieves. We didn’t do that and that’s our fault.
  For me personally, it’s a way of atonement
of my sins.
- The elder generation approached us from this platform:
they said “We respect the decision of your citizens’ court,
as it was an unprecedented thing, we want to do it ourselves,
because we think that we didn’t have the right to leave you such an Armenia as a legacy,
as it was supposed to be a better Armenia and since you have awakened and you’re a
demanding generation, we will take that challenge.” This is the way they approached us and it’s
very welcomed and I myself appreciate it very much when the
elder generation and the young generation manage to cooperate together, there’s no
line between them, like there always was for centuries in our
nation, they couldn’t work together, they have always
criticized each other, neither the young people have liked the work
of the older generation, and vice versa. Now they have only come to
support us, to implement our decision.               
END - They destroyed my house...
Two days ago entrepreneur, political figure, and Honorable Citizen of RA Olik Garchyan
prematurely passed away. Burying oligarchy together with the values
they used to bear, as we mentioned, such as illegality, illegitimacy,
depravity, immorality, falsehood, robbery of public territories
and generally, robbery of our national wealth we put in the
base of the revival of such civil republic which will be without those values.
-The self-determined citizens of Armenia are burying Armenia’s oligarchy.
Huraa.
There are also good people in Armenia.
-Today we are starting the sphere of our legal work.
-I have to ask all of our activists to go one side.
The dismantling group is coming to this side to operate their activities,
as they announced. Thanks a lot for warning the police.
We want to announce that our activities before and after today will be of a peaceful,
civil nature and don’t break the law. 41:57 min
We obey the law and the constitution of the Republic of Armenia.
Are you a man or what? Push
Keep it, keep it
-We’ll take care of you
You know what you’ll be doing? -What?
-What happened? police officer - When they tried to untie
it, his finger got stuck between the wires, the blood is there because of that.
-This exact moment.. -What are you holding in your hand?
-A tool of right infringment -Here, look, can you see it?
-Do you even know how to use it?
-Easy, keep it! Hold it! -Record this! And post it on CivilNet, post
it. Is this the order? They are criminals, cynical criminals,
I have nothing else to say... Cynical yellow caps...
My dear, you dropped your glasses. Here you go
-Thank you
-This is our 1st tent, and we’ll keep putting up tents and we’ll stay here and other places
too, to show our determination, our will.
The second tent! They’re coming, close up! Close up
Keep hold of each other! They’re coming after you,
hold onto each other -Please, keep silent for a moment everyone
… -Leave! Leave!
Old woman - What do you want? What do you want?
Get away! -What are you doing?
-Why are you dragging me?
Policeman, leave, policeman, leave!
-What are you doing? Why are you doing? I ’m asking where are your papers?
-What right do you have to do this? Policeman - They’re violating others’
rights -It was announced beforehand, you have no
right..
-Remove that tent, ...a decision is being made right now to remove this.
-Where is your decision? -It’s an verbal decision,
-Show me -It’s on legal basis...
-Show me -I won’t show you!
-You have no right! You have no right. You’re violating Armenia’s law.
-You’re violating others’ rights -No we’re not
Show me! -You show me!
-Enter here! -Enter where, enter what? What is he doing?
-Get your hands off me -Let the woman go!
-My hand! let it go -Leave
-Your decisions are illegal -It is shameful!
-Do not drag people! -Stay away! What are you doing!? What grounds
do you have to do this? What laws?
-Move back
Shame on you! Shame on you! Thank you, police for normal and professional
actions
-Wipe it with that -Give me the flag
Stay strong! -Why are you dragging people down?
What are you doing? -There are girls here!!
-do not touch me! -What are you doing?
-Then stay away!! Shame on you! Shame on you!
-What are you doing? -What am I doing? I’m holding onto him so
that he won't attack -What are you doing? What are you doing?
Easy easy easy easy, good, good
-The police will answer for using force against a journalist
-Show me who -The police
Who does not like this? You don’t have the right to suffocate
-Oh Really? -Right here you were choking him, and I saw
it -Really?
-Yes, and I’ve recorded it, there are photos Police officer- Get yourself together. Who
are you?! -I am me!
-An Armenian citizen
Shame shame shame shame
-What is it? -An ambulance is on its way
Yes, we took them -For what crime?
-They have violated the law, committed a crime
-What law? -If they’re being arrested,
they can write it down as a citizen. -So the authority is a bad thing?
-Who has beaten them? You did it -Me?
-yes, I saw it -Fear God!
-You fear God too!
-Now all of us go to the Central Police Department to demand our friends’ freedom
-Among our arrested friends are Vahram, Gor, Yeghia, Mary, Arman, Karen Harutyunyan
Everything is within the scope of law. There is a Criminal Procedure Code and Administrative
Code. Everything will be done within the law.
You have no problem at all, and we don’t either.
-Three of our friends needed immediate medical attention
- Yeghia, Gevorg and Vahram, and it’s possible for some of them to be taken to the hospital.
-Free-dom! Free-dom!
-Was there a charge filed against you? -No it’s just been written in the paper,
“Under the suspicion of using force against the police”
but the problem is that we think that the police actions have been completely illegal
and inadequate. Specifically Lieutenant Colonel Karen Movsisyan and Colonel
Ruben Melkumyan with special provocation stated that they will use force.
This concerns the people in the upper echelons.
THE PARK IS OURS!!! Our main process remains, our struggle in
the park continues, for our public space and public property.
Which we will continue in  different ways, through putting up tents,
and other activities.
No problem, we’ve seen stuff like this before, all the time.
We are going to win, because I personally want to live in this country.
I do not want to leave this country. And nobody, nobody,
is goign to be able to puush us out of this country.
We will stand as masters, we will build something that all of our neighbors will stand in awe
of.
YES YESSS!!!
Move the tent or else the police will have to do it for you.
I would like to thank all of you for your service.
In protecting public order, you have really improved by a few steps.
Bravo. But there is only one problem. We must not stop at what we have accomplished,
but your work was very useful and correct work.
Thank you very very much.
I’m repeating again, Taron, you’ve done everything right.
But, it’s really not very pretty, and it would be good if you could find a way to dismantle
all of this. If we go along an illegal path, our work will not be successful.
Can you find the way?
I will find the way. We will make the decision in a short while.
Very good.
City Hall is required to submit to the public and to the inhabitants of its community.
Not to the varied whims and desires of high ranking people.
This seems like a victory to me, in the sense that they are dismantling the kiosks.
But the bigger victory is that the different political and governmental powers were not
able to ruin, mangle and end this youth protest and activism.
About a 100 random people were gathered here... all they had was the Constitution,
but they didn’t let that stop them. In the face of the Constitution,
we have no strength, permit it.
For 90 days, we have been protesting here in the name of public space.
And we saw much more than we expected in our wildest dreams.
In the end the small fight of cat versus dog reached the court.
And well, some official people came here, and found that whatever was going on wasn’t
“pretty” and so we finally got to dismantling.
Bring your cup, my oldest friend...
And this is only the beginning of a very long struggle.
We don’t have the right to open our fists, we cannot leave each other.
the next thing will be Teghut, absolutely. I’m saying it as a clear and obvious message.
We are going to Teghut, and we will not allow Teghut to become a mine.
bring your cup my oldest friend, we’re saying cheers to you