Protests in Yerevan: announced the beginning of the revolution


Протесты в Ереване: объявлено о начале революцииThe number of detainees has doubled.

Police in Yerevan said that the detainees are accused of administrative offences.

Earlier it was reported about 29 detainees, including, in particular, the son of opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan, who headed the protest against the appointment of former President Serzh Sargsyan, Prime Minister of the country.

He Pashinyan said April 17 that begins “a popular, non-violent velvet revolution”.

“Officially I declare that in the country a revolutionary situation,” he said.

In the Armenian Parliament – the national Assembly – 11:00 Kyiv time launched a special meeting, which shall discuss the candidacy of ex-President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan for the post of Prime Minister and to vote on the matter.

Meeting of the Parliament of Armenia passes in conditions when thousands of people blocked streets of Yerevan, protesting against the election of Serzh Sargsyan as Prime Minister. After the constitutional amendments 2015 the Prime Minister becomes the most powerful official in Armenia. Opposition groups believe that the reform was carried out in order to Serzh Sargsyan was able to remain in power after his presidential term.


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