Armenian police use force: board member of "Stand up, Armenia" movement to be hospitalized
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 29
Board member of "Stand up, Armenia" movement David Sanasaryan was hospitalized by ambulance to the medical center "Erebuni" in the evening July 29, News.am reported.
According to the agency, Sanasarian was constantly complaining that the police used force against it, thrown him to the ground, hit on the head.
As a result, Sanasaryan laid on the ground and an ambulance was called.
On June 17, Armenia's Public Services Regulatory Commission, considering a request from the distribution company, Electric Networks of Armenia, which is a subsidiary of the Inter RAO UES, raised the electricity tariffs by 6.93 Armenian drams (about $0.015). This caused discontent among the population that believes the rise in the cost of electricity will lead to higher prices for essential goods and many services.
"Stand up, Armenia!" movement demands to cancel the decision of Armenia's Commission on Regulation of Public Services on increasing the electricity tariffs till Aug.1. If the demands are not fulfilled, the participants of the movement intend to continue the protests.