Despite the fact that the daily protests in Yerevan still able to gather a few thousand people, each time the morale of the protesters is falling more and more. Moreover, once the radicals have taken hostage the paramedics, who arrived on a call to justify their actions is becoming increasingly difficult.
On Thursday, the militants decided to release paramedic David Tonoyan, one of the four doctors, who arrived in the regiment PPP to dress wounds. But still in captivity radicals are doctors Norayr Tevanyan and Salvador Khechoyan, as well as a nurse Raspberry Margaryan.
The rebels have a few days hold the Fort without food and light. Besides, on Wednesday surrendered their leader Pavel Manukyan and his son Aram, who were hospitalized with severe wounds received during a shootout with police on the night of 27 July. Government instituted against them criminal case under article “capture building” and “illegal acquisition and carrying of weapons and explosives”. In the first article to them threatens from 6 till 12 years of imprisonment, and the second from 3 to 8 years. Radicals deny his guilt, in protest, the elder Manoogian started a hunger strike.
On the eve of the police detained anyone who tried to approach the besieged regiment PPS on Khorenatsi street. By Wednesday evening in the hands of the security forces were about 150 people. And the protesters decided not to tempt fate, decided to hold its meeting outside the Opera house at Liberty square. They vaginali an ultimatum to the authorities demanding the release of all detainees on Khorenatsi. The police met this condition, however, not until the end. Most people were released immediately, but some decided to hold a little more. In response, a member of the “Founding Parliament Harutyun Aslamazyan urged protesters to riot, but most of the crowd answered him disapproving whistle. Disagree with the policies of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, decided to go to the evening of 28 July to reconvene and to continue peaceful protest.
Meanwhile, the police relentlessly increasing its advantage over the demonstrators. In the night of Thursday, security officials said that if the protesters try to break through to the beleaguered, besieged or try to pull out of the cordon, will open fire on defeat. To post the PPP was tightened additional forces of law enforcement. More no one who will not stand on ceremony.
As if to confirm this, they detained the member of the “Constituent Parliament” Alec Thomsen, who is suspected of aiding “the brave men of Sasun”. In 1980, as a member of the secret army for the liberation of Armenia (since the 1970-ies and 1990-ies the members of the organization has committed 24 attack on the Turkish authorities he was preparing a terrorist attack in the Turkish Embassy in Geneva. But one of the three made Angasana bomb exploded in his hotel room, with the result that he lost his sight and left hand. During the trial, he said he believes armed struggle is the only way to restore the territorial integrity of Armenia in its historical borders.
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