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Armenians protest Sargsyan's appointment as PM

On Monday morning, opposition head of Armenia’s Civil Contract Party member and National Assembly (NA) “Way Out” Faction, Nikol Pashinyan and his supporters have blocked Baghramyan Avenue in Yerevan. They sat in the street and are not allowing the cars to move forward, APA reported citing news.am.

 

Pashinyan on Sunday had called on people to block Yerevan’s bridges, streets, and subway on Monday.

 

On March 31, the Civil Contract Party, led by Pashinyan, had started a protest march through several towns of Armenia—and whose objective is to prevent the third term in office by ex-President Serzh Sargsyan; but this time as the next likely Prime Minister—and which concluded on April 13, with a rally at Liberty Square in downtown Yerevan, and then with a round-the-clock sit-in at France Square.

 

“Lragir.am” reported a clash on Heratsi-Koryun crossroad.

 

About half an hour ago a Mercedes car parked, its passengers got off and attacked the students blocking the street, shouting abuse and hitting them. Then they left he site, and the police did not attempt to stop them, lragir.am reported.

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