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Armenian opposition plans to stage powerful protest action in Yerevan
12 November 2020, 13:43
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Armenian opposition plans to stage powerful protest action in Yerevan
The Armenian opposition is organizing on Thursday a large-scale protest against the country's surrender in the war in Nagorno-Karabakh. The opposition demands the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, as well as the release of all those who were previously detained at the protests in Armenia.

"At five o'clock in the evening (four o'clock Moscow time - ed.) We will start the procession from the Matenadaran (Institute of Ancient Manuscripts). This will be a large-scale action. We hope that not only residents of the capital, but also of nearby cities will join it. who do not want to endure repressions against the nation", - EADaily writes with reference to the statement of the representative of the Dashnaktsutyun party Artsvik Minasyan. He added that the demands of the Armenian opposition this time will be not only the resignation of the current prime minister, but also the release of all previously detained opposition supporters.

A similar protest rally in Yerevan on Wednesday . The opposition also demanded Pashinyan's resignation, as well as the recognition of the peace agreement he signed with Azerbaijan invalid. As Minasyan added, the protest rally in Yerevan on Wednesday exceeded the expectations of the Armenian opposition, proving that the country's residents are also against surrender.

Let us remind you that the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh erupted with renewed vigor at the end of September. After fierce battles, Azerbaijan managed to recapture most of the territory. On the night of November 10, the parties signed a peace agreement, according to which the military remain in their previous positions, Armenia gives away part of the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh : Kelbajar, Aghdam, Gazakh and Lachin regions. Residents of Armenia were dissatisfied with the agreement. Protests began in the country, protesters occupied the government building , smashed the office and residence of Pashinyan. Pashinyan himself stated that he was personally responsible for the loss in Karabakh, but he was forced to make such a decision based on information from the front.