YEREVAN. – A protest was staged Monday at the courtyard of the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia.
The participants were demonstrating against a transgender person’s recent address in parliament.
Those assembled were proposing that a religious incense-burning ceremony be performed at the NA Sessions’ Hall, and with the blessing of a clergyman, so that the “hall be cleansed” of the presence of a transgender person.
During past week’s parliamentary hearings on human rights, a transgender person delivered a speech from the NA podium.
Subsequently, the moderator of these hearings, Prosperous Armenia Party MP Naira Zohrabyan, got mad and asked this transgender person to leave the NA Sessions’ Hall.