Opposition rally: Day 5 (photos, updates)

10:13 • 17.04.18



 17.08

Moments after Nikol Pashinyan learned that Serzh Sargsyan had received the parliamentary majority’s support to be elected Prime Minister, he called for stepping up the civil disobedience campaign to stage a revolution.

 

The opposition MP said he also had doubts that the authorities had sent “their special agents” to the protest site to disturb the rally.

 

15.25

 

The situation is tense outside the municipality. Special police squads moved the garbage bins from the Grigor Lusavorich street to disperse the crowd. They tried to arrest several activists but released them shortly afterwards under the crowd's pressure. 


The protesters blocked the street again after the police left the scene.

 

15:00


Sevral activists maintain vigil outside goverment insitutions.

Some have blocked the entrance into the Minsitry of Foreign Affairs, the General Prosecutors Office, the Yerevan City Hall and the Ministry of Economic Development and investments.


13.31

                                         

Pashinyan said they are going to hold a rally in Republic Square at 6:30pm Yerevan time.

 

11.31


After reaching France Square, Pashinyan announced a plan for issuing a public statement at noon.


11:10

The protesting activists later returned to the central avenues (Abovyan-Koryun streets) to be joined by a crowd of students.

Led by Nikol Pashinyan, they are now heading to France Square along the Mashtots Avenue, chanting slogans.

 

10: 41


The crowd blocked intersection leading to the Armenia Medical Center from Halabyan Street. Entering Margaryan Street, they organized a sit-in protest, which the police dispersed later.

 

10.10


The police clashed with protesters at the intersection between the Halabyan and Arzumanyan streets.


Policemen have created a barricade, preventing the crowd from blocking traffice.


Gevorg Gorgisyan, an opposition MP from the political bloc Yelk, is also at the scene.


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Clashes erupted between the police and demonstrators at the intersection connecting the Mashtots and Tumanyan avenues at 7:50 in the morning.


Several activists were taken to a police station.


Nikol Pashinyan, the leader of the opposition alliance Yelk, said the police had not resorted to violence. One of the policemen asked the opposition MP to ask the young protesters to stay calm.


But Pashinyan urged the crowd to block streets not to let people go to work. He also called for a strike in the government institutions, at the same time asking the protesters to refrain from any violence. Pashinyan also voiced a call for cordoning off the embassies.  


The demonstrators finally blocked the intersection.



 



The policemen at the protest site asked journalists to turn to their press service for further details and comments on the reasons for aressting the activists.


Pashinyan told the journalists that their microphones had been broken or had simply disappeared. He also called for a civil disobedience campaign in the second largest city, Gyumri, and the regions of Armenia.


The police have blocked the interstate highway connecting Yerevan and Ashtarak (Aragatsotn regionj). Yet several protesters have decided to walk to the capital to join the demonstration.  


As of 9:41 am Yerevan time, the crowd reached the intersection between the Pushkin and Abobyan streets, attracting more and more participants.

 











 

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