Armenian law enforcement must react strongly to protests in Megri, says PM Pashinyan

Armenian law enforcement must react strongly to protests in Megri, says PM Pashinyan

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan believes that protests that accompanied his visit to the city of Megri were illegal and that law enforcement must react to them strongly, Armenpress.am reports. 

"I would like to talk about what happened in Megri. It is clear that a violation of law took place, and I expect the law enforcement agencies to react very strongly. We must not allow the atmosphere of impunity in the country. The guilty must be brought to responsibility in a way that the public could see," he said during a meeting in the Syunik Province, according to video footage, published on Pashinyan’s Facebook page Wednesday.

He also asked the Prosecutor Generals’ Office representative about measures taken, to which the latter replied that a criminal case has already been initiated.

"We have already initiated a criminal case on Article 258 part 3 of the Criminal Code [hooliganism]," he said.

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