Protests to be held on Freedom Square in Yerevan today

Protests on Freedom Square in Yerevan will be held by the opposition Armenian National Congress for the first time in three years, News Armenia reports.


Freedom Square has been a symbol of independence in Armenia since 1988. However, it was closed for protests after the events on March 1-2, 2008. Clashes between the police and protesters resulted in 10 people dead and 200 injured.


Levon Ter-Petrosyan, leader of the Armenian National Congress and the first President of Armenia, expressed fears about the closing of the square to protests at the last opposition meeting. The ban on protests was lifted from April 28.


Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said on Wednesday that the authorities are ready to make the first step towards the opposition. He noted the peaceful nature of the latest protests and the opportunities for protests on Freedom Square.


The president expressed hope that the square will become a place for announcing alternative ideas.

1030 views


More Armenia News

Armenian bakeries reduce output, media

Armenian bakeries reduce output, media

The production of bread  continues to shrink in Armenia, the newspaper ‘Chorrord Ishkhanutiun’ writes. In the first four months of this year the production of grain has decreased by 2%. …

Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh would normalize Turkish-Armenian relations

Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh would normalize Turkish-Armenian relations

After Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and both leaders agreed to boost the number of monitors in the …

Ilham Aliyev paises trilateral meeting in St. Petersburg

Ilham Aliyev paises trilateral meeting in St. Petersburg

The St. Petersburg meeting has produced positive results, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev said. "During the Vienna meeting, the conditions put forward by Armenia were not accepted, but the St. Petersburg …

Polad Bulbuloglu: Azerbaijani army is able to perform any tasks

Polad Bulbuloglu: Azerbaijani army is able to perform any tasks

The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Russian Federation held a solemn event today dedicated to the Day of Azerbaijani Armed Forces that it traditionally celebrated on June 26th. The meeting was attended …

Pope Francis arrives in Armenia

Pope Francis arrives in Armenia

Pope Francis has arrived in Armenia for a pastoral visit, ARKA news agency reports. …

Mikhail Meyer: Germany and France set Turks against Armenians hundred years ago

Mikhail Meyer: Germany and France set Turks against Armenians hundred years ago

The conflict, which took place between Armenians and Turks in the mid-1910s, was initially misunderstood, therefore it is misunderstood today by a number of historians as the so-called Armenian genocide. While the situation itself wasn't determined by the confrontation between the two peoples on the Ottoman Empire's territory, the President of the Institute of Asia and Africa of the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Mikhail Meyer, told Vestnik Kavkaza. The famous scientist admitted that his position on the events of 1915 in Turkey differs from the position of many politicians, which is why they even threatened to sue him for violation of the State Duma's order on recognition of the 'Armenian genocide'. "The situation of 'genocide should be determined not by confrontation between Armenians and Turks, but by the situation which has developed in the political life of that time, because the idea of ​​the war in the Caucasus is not an idea of Turks," Mikhail Meyer noted.

Presentation of Oleg Kuznetsov#039s book Transnational history of Armenian terrorism in the XX century

Presentation of Oleg Kuznetsov's book "Transnational history of Armenian terrorism in the XX century"

Yesterday political analyst, Doctor of Historical Sciences Oleg Kuznetsov presented a new book "transnational history of Armenian terrorism in the XX century" at the Moscow Central House of Journalist.   …

Turkish Armenians demand right to replace Aram Ateşyan

Turkish Armenians demand right to replace Aram Ateşyan

A group of Turkish Armenians laid a black wreath in front of the Armenian Patriarchate to protest against being denied the right to replace …

Armenian authorities lead country#039s economy to the collapse?

Armenian authorities lead country's economy to the collapse?

Since 2013, official statistics showed Armenia's economic growth every year, .i.e. the gross domestic product steadily increased. However, the international financial institutions are based on other indicators. "The matter is …

Oleg Kuznetsov on source of Armenian terrorism

Oleg Kuznetsov on source of Armenian terrorism

Today political analyst, Doctor of Historical Sciences Oleg Kuznetsov presented a new book "transnational history of Armenian terrorism in the XX century" at the Moscow Central House of Journalists, a 'Vestnik …

more Armenia News