Heritage Party MP Styopa (Stepan) Safaryan talked to RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan for nearly an hour today.
Speaking to journalists near the Armenian government building earlier today, Safaryan said he told the PM the activities of the police during a protest outside the government building this morning.
“People with the names of Robert Melkonyan and Khachik Avetisyan [police officers, in fact] began to utter really bad profanities at the women. The prime minister said it seems police actions began after Vardges Gaspari’s behavior, but I told him they were already shoving and cursing people before Gaspari’s arrival,” he said.
Safaryan proposed to the prime minister to begin an inquiry into today’s events as well as into the incident at the Feb. 28 rally against the ban on street trade when, as previously reported, an officer shoved one of the protestors who fell and broke her leg. Safaryan also suggested criminal proceedings be instituted against the police officers.
“In our presence, Tigran Sargsyan telephoned RA Police Chief Alik Sargsyan and commissioned him to immediately launch an inquiry. We’re going to monitor [the situation] till criminal cases are launched against police employees,” said Safaryan.