Today morning Garni residents have blocked Garni-Yerevan highway joined by the environemtnal activists demanding to stop the destruction of Azat Gorge. The participants of the protest demonstration didn't allow the cars and tourists to drive along the highway.
Heavy machinery has been driven into Azat Gorge, which destroys the most beautiful sceneries of Azat Gorge and its blossoming trees by moving forward, thus launching Qaghtstrashen gravity irrigation system. Three main demands of the residents are follows:
• Armenian PM Hovik Abrahamyan's resignation,
• Cessation of illegal Qaghtsrashen project,
• Withdrawal of heavy machinery out of Azat Gorge.
Photos by Levon Galstyan
11:56 April 13, 2016