System of a Down - Serj Tankian - Joins Observer Group for Armenian elections
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:02 A.M.) – Musician and member of ‘System of a Down’ Serj Tankian spoke to the press in Yerevan on Friday as he is in Armenia as part of a group of independent international observers for Armenia’s parliamentary elections that are due to take place on Sunday, April 2.
Explaining his decision to be an observer, Tankian said, “We wanted to participate in whatever small way we can to help create justice in Armenia to help justice to endure in Armenia.”
“I have to say thank you to all of the volunteers who have monitored – in Armenia – to monitor the elections. These are your elections. We’re here to back you up,” he added.
He insisted that the elections should not entail violence and urged that people who protest the election do so in a non-violent way, saying, “We have the right to become the silent majority. We have the right to exercise our dissidence and to exercise our inaction, if necessary. No one can make two and a half million people do anything. We have the power, and we have the vote.”
Rembering the Legendary Concert in Armenia almost 2 years ago now: