Protesters seized the Armenian government building

Protesters seized the Armenian government building
Protesters seized the Armenian government building
10 November 2020, 10:10In the worldPhoto:
The building of the Armenian government is completely occupied by demonstrators who are protesting against the decision of the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue.

Interfax reports that several dozen people smashed furniture and equipment, knocked out doors, smashed windows. Some entered Pashinyan's office. The police did not interfere with the actions of the protesters.

Representatives of the "Bright Armenia" faction were in the parliament building, who tried to calm down the protesters.

According to RBC, the protesters beat the speaker of the National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan. The intruders were looking for Pashinyan, but he was not in the building.

Hundreds of people gathered outside the government building. They shouted curses at the prime minister, as well as former presidents of the country Robert Kocharian and Serzh Sargasyan, and the phrase "we will not give it up!"

The opposition factions intend to convene an extraordinary meeting of the country's parliament on the issue of the trilateral decision adopted on Karabakh.

"We are trying to convene an extraordinary session of parliament, but the number of opposition deputies is not enough for this. The participation of at least 25 deputies from the ruling faction is also required. To do this, they must be confident in their safety in order to enter parliament", - Interfax quotes the deputy of the Prosperous Armenia opposition faction Naira Zohrabyan, who added that the issue of Pashinyan’s resignation is on the agenda of the opposition parties.

Zohrabyan also asked the protesters to leave the government building.

Let us recall that on November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed an agreement on the cessation of hostilities in the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Aliyev promised Karabakh a certain level of self-government, including cultural autonomy for Armenians.

Today, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that from 6:00 Moscow time, it began to deploy peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia began to withdraw its troops from the territory.

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