by Nana Martirosyan
Activists protesting against Armenia's accession to the Customs Union and the state visit of Vladimir Putin to Armenia started a march from Liberty Square in Yerevan.
ArmInfo's correspondent reports from the scene that nearly 300 demonstrators accompanied by 20 police officers moved to the Northern Ave. Deputy Head of the Yerevan Police Valery Osipyan urges demonstrators to immediately end protests as both the rally and the march are not sanctioned. Nevertheless, the demonstrators are determined to continue their protests.
Protest actions against the Russian president's visit to Armenia started early in the morning on 2 December. Activists were detained after they tried to hang 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. A public interest group of the citizens of Armenia who oppose Armenia's accession to the Russia-led Customs Union started a protest action in the Liberty Square in Armenia. The protesters will march along the Northern Ave, Republic Square, Amiryan Street, Mashtots Ave, to the President's residence on Baghramyan Ave.