The chief of Armenian police,
Alik Sargsyan says the recent incident between police officers and the activists of the opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC) is acquiring a political coloring, Tert.am reported.
At a news conference on Thursday, he characterized the incident as unprecedented and expressed concerns over what he called a 'hunt for policemen' .
Sargsyan said that two activists of the opposition alliance started quarrelling with police officers in the street after they saw them warn two different people not to take their dogs out for a walk without a muzzle.
He added that Tigran Arakelyan of the Armenian National Congress approached the policemen together with another activist and using a bad language, told them not to walk around the area.
"And he said that to a person who was performing his service duties there. Yes, the times have really changed. That kind of people will nowadays start cursing a policeman without any reason," he noted
Sargsyan added: "The other five [activists], who were evidently wandering around, joined the two policemen and the two activists immediately. They started bickering, and then all of them were asked to get into the police car. Tigran Arakelyan later said he was unwell, and asked [the policemen] to let him move forward. They did that out of mercy, but then he badly hit a policeman on the nose,"
Ssargsyan noted further the activists, who are now in detention, continued misbehaving even after the arrival of doctors.
"Now we preparing to send their cases to the Prosecutor's Office," he added.