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.