In Yerevan, the detention of the participants of the opposition

In Yerevan, the detention of the participants of the opposition

Moscow. 18 APR. INTERFAX.RU. Several hundred people on Wednesday morning carried out a procession through the avenues of Mashtots and Baghramyan in Yerevan under the guidance of the leader of Armenian opposition parliamentary faction of “EFC” Nikol Pashinian, opposed the appointment of ex-President Serzh Sargsyan head of government.


The correspondent of “Interfax” was told that the car traffic in the city centre, stopped a number of activists detained by police.

The Armenian police confirmed to Interfax that from the place of the campaign for administrative offences in police departments delivered some activists, but did not give the number of detainees.

The Central avenues Mashtotsi Baghramyan and surrounded by police. Pashinyan had earlier called the police the route of the procession, after which the police agreed to accompany them. All the way exposed reinforced cordons of police.

On the eve of the Armenian Parliament by a majority of votes elected Sargsyan head of government. The President Armen Sargsyan signed a decree on the appointment. The opposition leader said that protests would continue. He called to surround and block the building of state institutions, roads and highways. Pashinyan also said that he intends to organize “people’s committees velvet revolution”.