On Saturday, an opposition rally took place in Yerevan, Armenia, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Interfax reports. Several tens of thousands of people came to the rally in the Armenian capital, among them the ex-prime minister of Armenia, an opposition candidate for the post of the prime minister of the transitional government Vazgen Manukyan.
Speaking at the rally, representative of the Dashnaktsutyun party Gegham Manukyan accused the police of trying to prevent citizens from participating in the rally by blocking roads. “In addition, the National Security Service today again summoned the chairman of the“ Prosperous Armenia ”party Gagik Tsarukyan for questioning. Whether he will participate in the rally depends on the investigators, ”he also said.
After the opposition rally, a march began: the protesters headed towards Pashinyan’s house. The protesters shout the slogans “Nikol is a traitor”, “Nikol, go away”, and “Armenia without Nikol”. “Now we are marching to the government dachas in order to personally convey to Pashinyan our demand for his resignation,” Manukyan said.
Regular opposition rallies are taking place in Armenia after the November 10 ceasefire agreement was reached in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Armenian opposition considers the agreement treacherous and criticizes Pashinyan for accepting it.