Armenian police arrest 125 protesters as opposition blocking streets in Yerevan

Armenian police arrest 125 protesters as opposition blocking streets in Yerevan
# 02 May 2022 10:50 (UTC +04:00)

Police have started arresting protesters in Yerevan, Armenia that are blocking the central streets of the city in a massive opposition protest demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, APA reports citing Sputnik.

According to the police press service, 125 people have been detained so far.

The large-scale civil disobedience actions were announced on Sunday by the Armenian opposition, and began on Monday morning, with streets and highways being blocked. Traffic in the center of the Armenian capital is already paralysed.

On Sunday, the Armenian opposition has launched a mass protest in Yerevan calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and a change of government policy on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue.

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