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Dozens of opposition protesters arrested in Armenia

Dozens of opposition protesters arrested in ArmeniaDozens were arrested as hundreds of opposition supporters staged sit-ins and attempted to block road traffic in Armenia’s capital Friday to protest ex-president Serzh Sarkisian’s election as prime minister. Many of the demonstrators waved national flags and held up placards reading “Sarkisian is a dictator”. Some attempted to block roads in response to repeated calls by the leader of the protests, opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan to paralyse traffic.



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Hundreds of opposition protesters arrested in Armenia

Hundreds of opposition protesters arrested in ArmeniaTens of thousands protested in Armenia’s capital on Friday against what they say is a power-grab by ex-president Serzh Sarkisian, as police arrested more than 230 people. For the past week, opposition supporters have held mass rallies to denounce Sarkisian’s efforts to remain in power as prime minister after a decade serving as president. On Friday, demonstrators waved national flags and held up placards reading “Sarkisian is a dictator” as protests in the impoverished former Soviet country went into their eighth day.



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Around 16,000 rally in Armenia against new PM

Around 16,000 rally in Armenia against new PMMore than 16,000 people rallied in Armenia’s capital on Wednesday to protest the election of former president Serzh Sarkisian as prime minister, viewed by the opposition as a power grab. Protesters staged a day-long march through central Yerevan, briefly blocking entrances to government buildings, and in the evening gathered in the Republic Square where a 30-metre Armenian national flag was unrolled. Opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan — the leader of the pro-Western Civil Contract opposition party — has called for “a peaceful velvet revolution” and urged his supporters to set up “revolutionary committees” across the country.



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