What are the Armenians there?
Friends, I don’t know if you are following this topic in the news - quite serious protests are now unfolding in Armenia against the current Prime Minister - thousands of Armenians went to street protests, there were already clashes with the police and there are detained activists. The protests began on April 16 and continue on the fourth day.
In today's post - a photo-story about what is happening in Armenia now. Come under the cat, it's interesting there, andadd friendsDo not forget)
First, a little about how it all began. On April 17, at a special meeting of the National Assembly of Armenia, 77 deputies of parliament voted in favor of Serzh Sargsyan being elected Prime Minister. According to recent amendments to the constitution of Armenia, the prime minister becomes the de facto head of state. Moreover, unlike the president (who can now hold office for no more than one seven-year term), the prime minister can be elected an unlimited number of times.
April 16-17, mass demonstrations began in Yerevan and other Armenian citiesopposition - protest actions are led by the leader of the Civil Contract Party Nikol Pashinyan - on the morning of April 17, Nikol announced the start of a velvet revolution in the country. The opposition opposes the appointment of Sargisyan (who had already been president before) as prime minister and believes that his presence in this chair will lead to the usurpation of power and the “Putinization” of Armenia.
02. On April 16, thousands of people took to the streets of Yerevan - they are demanding the resignation of Sargsyan and the re-election of the Prime Minister.
03. Street skirmishes with the police:
04. In some places against the protesters tear gas was used:
05. The activist at the special forces cordon - who, in addition to the shields, separated himself from the protesters with the barbed wire "Egoza":
06. On April 17, water cannons with special dumps for clearing the barricades appeared on the streets of Yerevan:
07. But the same Serzh Sargsyan, who is being protested by the Armenian opposition, accusing him of poorly managing the country and worsening of the economic situation. Serge said that he "has no doing to resort to measures of coercion" against the protesters, but he does not intend to leave the prime minister’s chair.
08On the night of April 17, the police severely detained some of the protesters, beating them with truncheons:
10. Victim of collision with police:
11. On April 18, the police took to the cordon some administrative buildings in Yerevan and the residence of the President on Baghramyan Avenue:
12. Protest leader Nikol Pashinyan gives interviews to local journalists:
13. Protesters are Armenians on the streets of Yerevan:
14. There are a lot of people on the streets. Certainly more "a few dozen people", which tell some TV channels:
15. On April 19, several clashes of protesters with the police took place in Yerevan, in which several dozen activists were detained:
16. Police special forces disperse the cordoning off of demonstrators from the headquarters of the Armenian government:
17. One of the protesters is trying to stop the police:
18. Victims of clashes at government headquarters:
20. In the quarter, outside the ministry of culture, protesters seized a bulldozer:
21. On some posters, Prime Minister Sargisyan is openly called a dictator:
22. At the moment, protests in Armenia continue, today's photo from Yerevan:
23. Police at government buildings:
24Detention of activists:
Photo: Gettyimages | Karen Minasyan | Artyom Geodakyan | Vano shlamov
So it goes. Write in the comments what you think about this.