by Karina Manukyan
The lawyers and relatives of the activists detained and taken to the Central Police Department cannot meet them. An employee of the Ombudsman's Office, Martik Martirosyan, is negotiating with the Police on the matter.
Protest actions against the Russian president's visit to Armenia started early in the morning on 2 December. Activists were holding banners "Serzhik's father has arrived!" and "No Customs Colonization!" in the city. Earlier today, activists hanged a colorful bathrobe and a boot over the underground passage in Khanjyan Street. The police and the activists clashed in Amiryan Street, and about 22 people were detained. ArmInfo's correspondent reported from the scene that the police were severely beating the activists, including women and journalists. People are also chanting "Serzhik, go away!" out of the windows of their houses and offices.