A protest march is due to be held in Yerevan at 11:30, January 30, in support of Zhoghovord (People) daily.
The participants of the action will march from Abovyan street to the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts to hand over a petition with a demand to lift the 3 Million AMD freeze from the newspaper's property. The freeze might, otherwise, discontinue the operation of the newspaper.
The court decided to freeze the newspaper's property because of a slander suit filed by Yerevan Poultry Factory owner Khachik Khachatryan.
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.