Protests in Yerevan: 123 activists detained

Source : 112 Ukraine

The manifestations continue as the opposition condemns Serzh Sargsyan's appointment for Prime Minister's office
12:07, 20 April 2018


The Armenian police detained 123 protesters during the ongoing rallies in Yerevan. 

According to Radio Liberty, 85 of them were released soon after that; 38 remained in custody for further investigation activity.

Earlier, the police detained 100 demonstrators. The police threatened to use weapons after demonstrators tried to block the parliament building.

As 112 International reported, the protest action continues since April 13; the reason is the constitutional reform that changed the form of government and the presidential republic turned into the parliamentary republic. The Prime Minister is a key person now, and ex-president Serzh Sargsyan took his office, thus gaining most of the executive power in the country again. Serzh Sargsyan was still elected Prime Minister despite the protest actions.

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