protests in Armenia

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Sargsyan to stay in Armenia

Ex-President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan will not leave the country, the President of the Republic Armen Sarkisyan said. "We met several days ago, had a cup of tea and discussed the internal …

Velvet revolution reaches Armenian villages

Heads of village administrations and councils of elders of Armenian regions actively support protests against self-nomination of former President Serzh Sargsyan to the post of Prime Minister, led by the leader of the Yelk …

Pashinyan urges protesters to unbock roads

The head of the Armenian opposition party Yelk, leader of the protest movement, Nikol Pashinyan, urged his supporters to unblock all roads in the country at 16:00 Moscow time to allow the demonstrators to attend the evening …

Opposition supporters block mayor’s office in Gyumri

Supporters of Armenian opposition broke into the buildings of mayor’s offices in Gyumri and Maralik. The protestors demand that the heads of local administrations join the opposition, according to local news portals. "We …

General strike paralyzes life of Yerevan

Protests resumed in Armenia this morning after the parliament rejected opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as the prime minister. Several hundreds of students blocked the central streets in Armenia’s capital of Yerevan and …

Protesters in Yerevan blocking road to airport

The protesters in Yerevan are blocking the road leading to the Yerevan airport "Zvartnots."  Judging by the video footage, the road is blocked on both sides. Police persuaded the protesters to open the road, RIA Novosti …

Pashinyan nominated for Armenian PM's post

Ararat Mirzoyan, a member of the Armenian Yelk parliamentary group, has nominated Nikol Pashinyan, an opposition figure who has been leading protests in the country, as a candidate for prime minister during the special session of …

Pashinyan protest car rally heads to Vanadzor

The protest car rally of Armenia’s opposition movement, led by opposition Civil Contract Party Political Council member and Yelk Faction head Nikol Pashinyan, is heading to Ijevan and Vanadzor towns. Several …

Civil unrest continues in Yerevan

Supporters of the Armenian opposition resumed acts of civil disobedience this morning.  Demonstrators blocked several streets in downtown Yerevan demanding that their leader Nikol Pashinyan be elected the …