Armenian opposition postpones protests in Yerevan to March 1

14 February 2012 - 11:33am

The Armenian National Congress (ANC) has postponed protests from February 17 to March 1, News Armenia cites ANC spokesman Aram Manukyan as saying.

The official said that the protests will be held on Freedom Square in the evening.

The Armenian opposition, headed by first Armenian President Levon Ter-Petrosyan, who was running for president on February 19, 2008, but lost to Serzh Sargsyan, held protests in the center of Yerevan on February 20. Protests turned into mass disorders on March 1-2, 2008. 10 people died and over 200 were injured.

The Armenian National Congress, headed by Levon Ter-Petrosyan, was formed on August 1, 2008. It consists of about 20 political parties and organizations.

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