“The marauders themselves, when they passed and saw us, gave us a little respect: well done, that you are defending yourself. Among them there is such a concept: we are going to rob, you are defending yourself - well done, you have less chance that we will rob you, ”he told RIA Novosti.

According to him, many protesters, passing by, "nodded their head, they say, well done, do something."

“There was a threat, a share of risk in what we did. But they were simply shocked to see this, ”he added.

He said that it was a matter of principle to protect his property with weapons in his hands.

According to the agency, Gazaryan, as well as his friends gather in the evenings near the restaurant with weapons in their hands to prevent robbery.

Earlier, US leader Donald Trump said he would mobilize “all available federal resources, civilian and military,” to end the unrest in the United States.

Protests over the death of the arrest of 46-year-old African American George Floyd have been ongoing in the United States for several days. They grew into pogroms and looting. 

More details in the material RT.