Numerous things need revising in Armenia, which requires system reforms, Ruben Babayan, Director of the Hovhannes Tumanyan Puppet Theater, told Tert.am as he summed up the current stage of protests against an electricity price hike.
“The more the movement contributes to system reforms the more benefit to both the movement and public. The more it focuses on the local problem the sooner it will be less interesting,” he said.
Each phenomenon must follow its own course.
“One does not need to be too wise to understand that the planned rise in electricity prices is not the first case. And it is not this individual case that requires a solution. Rather, we need a solution to prevent such recurrences,” Mr Babayan said.
The young people showed their readiness to be masters of their country.
“I think this is the most important factor.”
Mr Babayan advises against fear of the protests turning into a political movement.
“I think it is senseless fear. If it is a democratic movement, each person can voice his or her opinion.”
As regards the problem of few leaders, he said:
“In any case, it is the people leading the masses that ensure progress by suggesting new ideas. The organizers are somewhat not sure of their own strength because they often hear talks that they will find it difficult to gather again if they break up now. I think each movement has its stages.”
He pointed out different ways of resolving problems. The more ways the sooner the aim can be achieved.