At an opposition rally in Yerevan gathered tens of thousands of people

At an opposition rally in Yerevan gathered tens of thousands of people
# 17 March 2011 18:27 (UTC +04:00)
Rally held near the Matenadaran (depository of ancient manuscripts). There was previous ANC mass action. Gather at Freedom Square in the heart of the city, where in the past held rallies the opposition, they now do not allow the authorities. Freedom Square is now cordoned off by police. After the commencement of the meeting became known that the opposition is still allowed to go there. At this meeting, as reported by Armenia Today, the demand was made on the resignation of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan. His suggested speaking director Yervand Manaryan. He urged supporters to "go into the streets and do not leave until such time as there is no read out his resignation." At the same time, the ANC leader, former President Levon Ter-Petrosyan said that rapid changes in the political situation should not expect. "We must understand that today or tomorrow, or now will be nothing. Everything should be made in due time, we are all participants in the political process" – he said. Ter-Petrosyan said that "predatory regime must be destroyed." However, as reported IA "News-Armenia", he made a reservation, noting that to enforce its requirements "any price" the opposition will not be. Another speaker, People’s Party leader Stepan Demirchyan noted that the opposition is still seeking to change the government without the shock, reports REGNUM. Shocks, as explained by the opposition, could weaken the position of Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. At a previous rally opposition raised to the authorities over a dozen claims. In particular, the protesters called for the release of their comrades held in custody, raise salaries and pensions in the country, as well as to dismiss the heads of several government agencies (including the Prime Minister, Central Bank chairman and director of the National Security Service), APA reports.
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