Protest rally demanding Pashinyan resignation continues in Yerevan
Several thousand protesters are holding a protest rally in central Yerevan, demanding resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan who signed the statement ending hostilities in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh and handing over a significant part of the territories in the region and seven adjacent territories to Azerbaijan, local media outlets are broadcasting the rally live.
"If we want to change anything, Pashinyan needs to go. The person who signed the capitulation should not rule our country," former Prime Minister and one of the initiators of the rally Hrant Bagratyan said.
Currently, police officers are on high alert, while riot police units are deployed to the square where the rally is held, TASS reported.
Protest rallies demanding Pashinyan’s resignation have been held in Armenia since November 10.
The Karabakh war ended on the night of November 9-10, 2020 with the victory of Azerbaijan. During the hostilities from September 27 to November 9, the Azerbaijani army liberated the Fizuli, Jebrail, Zangilan and Gubadli districts, parts of the Terter, Khojavend, Khojaly and Shusha districts, including the heart of Azerbaijani culture - the city of Shusha from the occupation forces of the Armenian Armed Forces. From November 10 to 30, the Armenian troops were withdrawn from the Aghdam, Kalbajar and Lachin regions. The territorial integrity of Azerbaijan was restored on December 1.