YEREVAN—Today, a report presentation about the Amulsar gold mine was held at the Hyatt Place Hotel, while about 30 environmental activists protested the mine’s exploitative measures in front of the hotel entrance.
The protest participants, under the slogan “No More Mines in Armenia,” tried to enter the hotel. However, police were lined up in front of the entrance and pushed the protesters away. A representative of the hotel’s administration came out and told the protesters that “this is not state property, get out of here,” and urged the organizers to “gather the children [and leave].”
“Go ahead and please your bosses,” “They are ruining your children’s health, are you satisfied?” and, “Can you save Amulsar like this?” protesters were heard saying to the police while being pushed away.