The number of detainees in Yerevan demonstrators had reached 166
YEREVAN, April 20 — RIA Novosti. Militiamen detained on Friday 166 demonstrators protesting against the election of the Prime Minister of Armenia former President Serzh Sargsyan, told RIA Novosti the head of Analytics, information and media relations of police Edgar janoian.
“At the moment in police departments delivered 166 people,” said janoian.
As the correspondent of RIA Novosti, detain protesters blocking the streets of the city. They are joined by the drivers of some cars. To resume traffic authorities are using tow trucks. The streets are exported, even those that are drivers and passengers.
Formerly head of the protest action the Deputy Nikol Pashinyan said that begins an operation to block the roads with trucks. He noted that if the plan succeeds, then until the completion of the “velvet revolution” will remain a few days.
Shares against the election of the Prime Minister of Armenia former President Serzh Sargsyan began April 13. The opposition accuses him of poor governance and the deteriorating economic situation. On Monday protesters tried to break through to the Parliament building, the police pushed them, as a result of clashes injured dozens of people. The next day, the protesters announced the beginning of the “velvet revolution” in Armenia.
Despite the protests, Armenia’s Parliament on Tuesday elected Sargsyan as Prime Minister. Previously entered into force amendments to the Constitution, according to which Armenia moves to a parliamentary form of government, and the greatest powers will have the head of government.