The employees of Zhoghovord daily accompanied by journalists and politicians are presently heading for the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts. They are going to hand over a petition with a demand to lift the 3 Million AMD freeze from the newspaper's property.
Among the participants of the protest march are Sasun Mikaelyan, Petros Makeyan, Garnik Isagulyan and many others.
The freeze stems from a January 19 slander suit filed by Khachik Khachatryan, owner of Yerevan Poultry Factory and president of X Group. The latter argues that the paper smeared his good name and the reputation of the factory in a September 2012 article, claiming that the Ministry of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspectorate had fined the company for selling eggs past their due date.
The newspaper says that the freeze might prevent its further operation.