Police start detaining protesters in Yerevan

Police start detaining protesters in Yerevan

The Armenian police have started detaining protesters who gathered near the parliament building in Yerevan.

Currently, the Armenian parliament is holding an urgent session. A clash broke out between the protesters demanding that Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan resign, and one of the ruling party lawmakers, TASS reports.

Amenia has been rocked by protests for more than a month now. Amid the turbulent developments in the country, Armenian President Armen Sarkisyan called for snap parliamentary elections and for a transfer of power to the government of national accord ahead of the vote. Pashinyan himself says he won’t step down because any government change should be carried out through elections. At the same time, a few of his supporters have already conceded that snap elections are possible.