VIDEO: Artists Protest Practice of Buying Votes, Paint the Town Red
Local art-activist group Art Laboratory, as a response to the Feb. 12 mayoral elections in the city of Hrazdan, yesterday “painted the town red’, so to speak.
The “performance” (which could be deemed agitprop), called Against Buying Votes, involved two members of the group spray painting “5000 AMD” on the snow in various parts of the capital. Recall, 5,000 Armenian drams is the amount one woman said was promised to Hrazdan citizens if they voted in the elections.
In the video below, passers-by are heard asking the artists what political party they belong to, to which the latter reply, “None. This is a protest against buying votes.”
The artists also left their “5000 AMD” mark outside the Central Electoral Commission’s offices — which didn’t seem to please the police officer on duty who promptly began to wipe out the writing on the snow with his feet.
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