RFE/RL: “At least 144 people were hospitalized with burns after mass explosions of campaign balloons during a pre-election concert and rally held in Yerevan’s main square by President Serzh Sarkisian’s Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) late on Friday.”
My Question No.1:
What on earth these balloons were filled in with?
Unconfirmed reports suggest that instead of helium they were filled in with cheap gas-like substances. I am inclined to believe this version.
My Question No. 2:
Why after such huge incident "concert" continued? And why after such incident Armenia president went on to deliver his planned pre-election speech as if nothing happened?
No, it is NOT always OK to say: “Show must go on”.
“President Sarkisian addressed the crowd shortly afterwards. He did not mention the unprecedented emergency in his speech. The concert continued after the speech.”
“Despite the incident, President Serge Sarkisian went on to address thousands of people at the rally.
The balloons were decorated with the governing Republican Party's slogan "let's believe in change".
What a blatant disregard to human lives!!
I am extremely sad and angry. My thoughts are with injured people...