Yerevan Mayor defends dismantlement of cafes near Opera citing “bringing back cultural atmosphere”
YEREVAN, MARCH 14, ARMENPRESS. Amid protests regarding the dismantlement of cafes around the Opera House, Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan argues that removing the outdoor venues in the area will bring back the cultural atmosphere.
Addressing citizens of Yerevan, the Mayor said that today their dream of many years is being realized – the surroundings of Opera are being “liberated.”
“This is the beginning of the process, this will be continuous. I thank all Yerevantsis for supporting us in this matter, we feel your support. Let’s return Yerevan its cultural image,” Marutyan said on Facebook.
Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan