In the center of Yerevan began clashes between police and demonstrators

In the center of Yerevan began clashes between police and demonstrators

Moscow. April 16. INTERFAX.RU. The clashes began on Monday between the protesters and the police on Baghramyan Avenue in Yerevan, reported the correspondent of “Interfax”.

The demonstrators gathered to protest against the nomination of ex-President Serzh Sargsyan as Prime Minister of Armenia.

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The enemy of the candidacy of Sargsyan to the post of Prime Minister of Armenia, head of the opposition parliamentary faction “EFC” Nikol Pashinyan urged his supporters to go along to the Parliament building. “The road on the way to my work closed. You gave me this job. I urge you to join me on my work. Remember that the police are our brothers. We hold no rocks, no weapons. We go to the world,” said Pashinyan at a rally at the square of France in Yerevan.

A part of demonstrators broke through the police cordon.

On the Avenue with barbed wire.

Demonstrators with raised arms moving through police cordons. Now most of them located 150 metres from Parliament house, near the constitutional court.

Earlier it was reported that Pashinyan talks with Deputy chief of police of Yerevan Valery Osipyan on the possibility for the protesters to enter the building of Parliament. Police officials said that will allow you to pass only MPs Pashinyan, Sasun Mikaelyan, Ararat Mirzoyan and Lena Nazaryan.

“To me, the journalists, and all these people today signed up to see me,” said Pashinyan Colonel of police Osipyan.

Members of thousands gathered Monday on the outskirts of Baghramyan Avenue in the center of Yerevan, protesting against the nomination of the former President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan to the post of Prime Minister.