Female legislator attacked in brawl over Yerevan sewage water

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Female legislator attacked in brawl over Yerevan sewage water

YEREVAN -- An Armenian opposition municipal legislator was attacked in a brawl that erupted at a city council meeting in the capital, Yerevan, as she attempted to give the mayor a container showing how dirty the water in the capital is.

Marina Khachatrian, a member of the Yerkir Tsirani party, was hit several times by members of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia on February 13 as she tried to give Mayor Taron Margarian a sample of sewage water from the Nubarashen district of the capital.

Police were eventually called in to restore order after several members of the city council scuffled.

In a brief interview with RFE/RL’s Armenian Service, Khachatrian accused the mayor of “using violence against me.”

Click here to read the full article published by Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty on 13 February 2018. 

Fight Erupts At City Council Meeting In Armenian Capital

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