In Yerevan the day detained demonstrators 277
YEREVAN, April 22 — RIA Novosti. Law enforcement officers detained on Sunday in Yerevan 277 demonstrators protesting against the election of the Prime Minister of Armenia, ex-President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, reported RIA Novosti head of Department of media relations of the police of Armenia Edgar janoian.
“At the moment in police departments delivered 277 demonstrators,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
Earlier it was reported about 232 zaderzhany on Sunday.
On Sunday, another rally of the opposition protesting against the election of Prime Minister Sargsyan, was stopped in the Yerevan district of Erebuni. The police used non-lethal weapons. Before that he held talks with opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan and Sargsyan, which lasted three minutes and ended inconclusively.
The Prime Minister called the actions of the opposition blackmail and advised him to return to the legal field, threatening that otherwise the responsibility will fall on him. Police started to disperse the rally and its organizers headed Pashinyan was forcibly removed from the meeting. Pashinyan and two Deputy — Ararat Mirzoyan and Sasun Mikaelian — was later arrested.
The action against the elected head of the country since 2008 Serzh Sargsyan Prime Minister of Armenia began on April 13. Under the new parliamentary Republic (since 9 April) Prime Minister actually leads the country. The opposition accuses Sargsyan to inefficient management and deterioration of the economic situation and on April 17 announced the beginning of the “velvet revolution”. Despite the protests, Armenia’s Parliament on April 17 elected Sargsyan for the post of Prime Minister.