Presidential candidate Andrias Ghukasyan, who has been on hunger strike since the start of the presidential campaign, today left the area had been camped out for two hours.
Accompanied by journalists and policemen, the candidate went home in order to have a shower and change clothes.
Mr Ghukasyan said he had not asked police officers to accompany him. "Perhaps they are worried about my safety as a presidential candidate," he said.
The presidential candidate assured the journalists that he was not going to violate the rules of the hunger strike and would continue the protest until the election day
Andrias Ghukasian, one of the eight candidates in the Armenian presidential race who runs a private radio station in Yerevan, has been camped outside the National Academy of Sciences building in Yerevan since January 21, 2013.
He demands that incumbent President Serzh Sargsyan be barred from seeking re-election.