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The scandal over the covered market in Yerevan is gathering pace. Late in the evening on May 27 the arch roof of the Yerevan covered market was demolished. Green activists were the first to alarm about the situation. Activists sent a letter to the Yerevan Police demanding punishment of those guilty for demolition of the arc roof of the covered market.
Yerevan Municipality responded to the situation late in the evening on May 28 i.e. Mayor Taron Margaryan posted a statement on his Facebook page saying that the Municipality has not provided any permit for construction on the covered market. "To fortify the building constructions and to avoid accidents and breakdowns the economic entity initiated relevant measures. A group of specialists of the Culture Ministry and the Municipality worked in the area of the market within the day and further steps will be made on the basis of their resolutions," the mayor wrote.
Margaryan's statement arouses questions: why did fortification of the building construction end in demolition and why do experts of the municipality and the ministry care for the security instead of the economic entity? Haykakan Zhamank Daily comments on the situation: "By our data, the building will be up by 4 stories. And the roof was to be 'neutralized' for that purpose."