ARMENIAN ACTIVISTS PROTEST PLAN TO DEMOLISH HISTORICAL BUILDING
- Several public activists rallied in central Yerevan on Thursday evening in protest against a plan to demolish a historical-cultural monument.
The construction, built in the late 19th century, belonged to the Afrikyan brothers, a renowned family in Yerevan, which played an active role in the capital city's political, social and cultural life.
In 1913, the Yerevan City Club moved to the building.
The group chanting No Demolishon included many activists who had earlier campaigned for the preservation of green areas in Yerevan's Mashtots Park. Lilit Galstyan of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaksutyun (ARF-D) faction in parliament also joined the protesters.
The activist later headed towards the Armenian Society for Cultural Cooperation with Foreign Countries, a late 19th and early 20th century construction that would also have been demolished but for an active campaign.
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