Several thousand demonstrators protested yesterday in the center of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, demanding the resignation of the Armenian Prime Minister Nikola Pashinyan.

According to The Eastern Herald correspondent in Yerevan, the demonstrators tried to storm the government building, and as a result, 26 people were arrested.

Protests against Pashinyan have been going on since November when he signed a ceasefire agreement with Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The agreement ceded to Azerbaijan the territory that has been under Armenian control since the mid-1990s. About 44,000 people died in 44 days of conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh at the end of last year.

The opposition forces, which are demanding the resignation of Pashinyan, have nominated the former head of the government of the country, Vazgen Manukyan, for the post of prime minister. Opponents surrounded the Government Palace.

It should be noted that after the signing of the tripartite statement on Nagorny Karabakh, protests began in Armenia calling for the resignation of the government and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

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