Artavazd Vardanyan, who has been staging a hunger strike outside the Central Election Commission for a few days now, today was banned from erecting a tent in the area.
At first, pol ice officers demanded that the protester show the municipality's permission. Later, when deputy chief of Yerevan Police Robert Melkonyan arrived, Vardanyan was dragged out of the tent. The tent was removed from the vicinity of the CEC building.
Artavazd Vardanyan, an adherent of the Sardarapat movement initiative, started the hunger strike six days ago, claiming that elections never introduce any changes in Armenia. He calls on the society and intellectual circles to concentrate their attention on possible ways towards creating an alternative regime.
Members of the initiative are also near the CEC building.