Protesters temporarily block roads in Yerevan
Protests resumed in Yerevan on the morning of May 5, the participants of which demand the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, News.am reports.
According to the news portal, the protesters blocked traffic in the Davitashen administrative district , as well as at the intersection of Kochar and Vagharshyan streets in the administrative district of Arabkir and several roads in Nor Nork, Sputnik Armenia clarifies. According to the Novosti Armenia agency, the demonstrators are chanting “Armenia without Nikola”, “Let's stand up for the Motherland”, “Unity. Fight. Victory”, and on Vagharshyan Street, law enforcement agencies began to detain protesters.
Later, by 9:30 local time (8:30 Moscow time), local police reported that there were no blocked streets or interchanges in the capital.
Protests in Armenia continue for about two weeks, they were provoked by the words of Nikol Pashinyan about the need to “lower the bar of expectations” on the issue of ownership of Nagorno-Karabakh, but the protests took on a large-scale character only in early May. On the 1st, the opposition announced the beginning of actions of disobedience and pitched tents in France Square, and the next day began blocking the streets in the center and highways leading from the capital to the airport and other cities of the country.
The day before, May 4 , the protesters in Yerevan approached the country's parliament. There, the procession was blocked by law enforcement officers.
Stopping, the protesters began to chant slogans, one of the main ones was “Armenia without Nikola.” The opposition then moved away from the parliament building. The protesters went to the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country, located in the southern part of the center of Yerevan, where they hoisted the flag of Nagorno-Karabakh. Some of the protesters tried to enter the ministry building, but they were not allowed in. Agency “News Armenia” reported small clashes between protesters and police and arrests.
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