On Wednesday morning an elderly man blocked Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's car in front of his mansion in Yerevan, demanding Sargsyan speak with him.
A video published by Aravot.am shows the man telling the president that “courts do not function properly in Armenia,” to which Sargsyan responds, “Perhaps.” When the annoyed citizen asks, “What do you mean – 'perhaps',” Sargsyan says “the Constitution is currently being changed so that the courts would function.”
“You should change yourself, not the Constitution! Half of my family has fled [the country]; what should I do? Do you want to turn us into terrorists? […] I have nothing to lose,” the man says.
Serzh Sargsyan got into his car and drove away, while law enforcement officers tried to calm the indignant man down. “How can I calm down? […] They have stolen my country!”