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Armenia: 72 arrested as Yerevan protests escalate01:01

Armenia: 72 arrested as Yerevan protests escalate

Armenia, Yerevan
April 18, 2018 at 15:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

Police arrested at least 72 people protesting against former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's election as the country's prime minister in Yerevan on Wednesday. Thousands have been rallying on the streets of the Armenian capital since last week, after the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) nominated Sarsgyan for the post of prime minister.The Armenian Parliament voted on Tuesday to put Sarsgyan back into a position of power.The leader of the opposition movement Armenia's Civil Contract Nikol Pashinyan has reportedly declared the start of a national 'non-violent Velvet Revolution.'

Armenia: 72 arrested as Yerevan protests escalate01:01
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Police arrested at least 72 people protesting against former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's election as the country's prime minister in Yerevan on Wednesday. Thousands have been rallying on the streets of the Armenian capital since last week, after the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) nominated Sarsgyan for the post of prime minister.The Armenian Parliament voted on Tuesday to put Sarsgyan back into a position of power.The leader of the opposition movement Armenia's Civil Contract Nikol Pashinyan has reportedly declared the start of a national 'non-violent Velvet Revolution.'

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