Armenian opposition blockades central streets of Yerevan

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Opposition activists demanding the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan blocked several central streets of Yerevan on Friday, November 20.

According to the witnesses, Baghramyan and Mashtots Avenues, as well as Kievyan Street and Myasnikyan Street have been closed so far.

Proponents of the resignation of the head of the Armenian Cabinet of Ministers chant “Traitor Nicholas! Nikol must go away!

Since November 10, protests have not stopped in Armenia. The reason was the agreement on cessation of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev and Pashinyan on November 9.

The document includes the introduction of Russian peacekeepers into the region, the exchange of prisoners between the parties to the conflict, Armenia’s transfer of a number of districts of the region to Azerbaijan and the return of refugees to Karabakh.

The opposition accused the head of the Armenian Cabinet of Ministers of capitulating and betraying the people. Member of the Prosperous Armenia opposition party Naira Zohrabyan called on members of the Armenian National Assembly to resign Pashinyan.