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by Ashot Safaryan
Police have detained film director Tigran Khzmalyan and activists protesting construction of residential buildings in Komitas Street after they penetrated into the construction site and tried to prevent construction activities. Skirmish with the police happened after the residents of the building No.5 in Komitas Street tried to block the way of the police car.
Residents of the given building have been protesting against construction activities that have occupied their backyard for a long time already. Today, 'Red berets' surrounded the activists and the residents protesting against illegal construction and let the construction machinery enter the yard. Earlier today, one of the activists tried to jump off the unfinished building as a sign of protest against the construction. The Emergency Situations Ministry said the alarm was received at 12:36pm on 21 August. A rescue brigade has left to the spot. Additional information will be provided later.