On Monday, oppositionists gathered in front of the building of the Armenian parliament, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the police began to detain the protesters, RIA Novosti reports.
“At the moment, eight people have been delivered to the police stations,” the police said.
It should be noted that the protest action is taking place near the parliament building on the day of the extraordinary meeting of the legislative body. The participants settled down at the entrance, where the deputies arrive, the building itself is cordoned off by the police.
Protests have been taking place in Yerevan since December 10 due to the signing of a trilateral agreement by the heads of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia on a ceasefire in Karabakh. The protesters support the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
In turn, the official, against the backdrop of incessant demonstrations, announced his readiness to leave the post, but only at the will of his people.
Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev had previously supported Pashinyan, noting that it was not the prime minister who created the current kingdom of Armenia, “which was defeated,” but the former presidents of the country Serzh Sargsyan and Robert Kocharian.