Yesterday in the Republic square in Yerevan the solemn event organized by the municipality took place where the lights of the Christmas tree were lit. “Haykakan Zhamanak” reports the municipality had been advertising the event by mass media for weeks, stating that there would be 50.000 light equipment and 4500 toys on the tree. The police closed the surrounding streets to the Republic Square. A number of orchestras and choirs participated in the event.
And no matter how eloquent the message of the municipality would sound the reality was that there was a dead silence in the Republic square, and despite the evening show host’s urges to applaud only disordered claps were being heard sometimes. When it was announced Taron Margaryan would join the evening, nothing changed. The silence in the Republic square was the people’s attitude towards Taron Margaryan and his latest activities.