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Armenia: Protesters detained at rally after blocking central streets in Yerevan03:22

Armenia: Protesters detained at rally after blocking central streets in Yerevan

Armenia, Yerevan
December 3, 2020 at 22:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters demanding the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan took the streets to block traffic and cause disruption in some of Yerevan's busiest streets, including Tigran Mets Avenue, on Thursday.

Footage shows rally participants taking part in a sit-in right on the street and occupying the road with trollies filled with cabbage. Demonstrators were heard chanting slogans such as, "Nikol is a betrayer, betrayal, go away."

According to local reports, protesters later clashed with the local police, and some were detained.

On December 3, 17 Armenian opposition parties announced their decision to nominate former Prime Minister Vazgen Manukyan to replace Nikol Pashinyan as head of the government. As the leader of the ‘Motherland’ party, Artur Vanetsyan announced that one more rally will be held in Yerevan on December 5, during which, Manukyan will have the chance to present his ideas.

Following more than six weeks of hostilities, Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a Russian-brokered deal to end the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh on November 9.

Under the terms of the deal, 1,960 Russian peacekeepers will be deployed in the region to monitor the ceasefire.

[CORRECTION: The original script referred to leader of the ‘Motherland’ party as Artur Avanesyan when in fact the chairman is named Artur Vanetsyan. This has been amended in the script.]

Armenia: Protesters detained at rally after blocking central streets in Yerevan03:22
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Protesters demanding the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan took the streets to block traffic and cause disruption in some of Yerevan's busiest streets, including Tigran Mets Avenue, on Thursday.

Footage shows rally participants taking part in a sit-in right on the street and occupying the road with trollies filled with cabbage. Demonstrators were heard chanting slogans such as, "Nikol is a betrayer, betrayal, go away."

According to local reports, protesters later clashed with the local police, and some were detained.

On December 3, 17 Armenian opposition parties announced their decision to nominate former Prime Minister Vazgen Manukyan to replace Nikol Pashinyan as head of the government. As the leader of the ‘Motherland’ party, Artur Vanetsyan announced that one more rally will be held in Yerevan on December 5, during which, Manukyan will have the chance to present his ideas.

Following more than six weeks of hostilities, Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a Russian-brokered deal to end the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh on November 9.

Under the terms of the deal, 1,960 Russian peacekeepers will be deployed in the region to monitor the ceasefire.

[CORRECTION: The original script referred to leader of the ‘Motherland’ party as Artur Avanesyan when in fact the chairman is named Artur Vanetsyan. This has been amended in the script.]

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