Armenian opposition blocks the central streets of Yerevan

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

According to eyewitnesses, Baghramyan and Mashtots avenues, as well as Kievyan and Myasnikyan streets have been blocked by now.

Supporters of the resignation of the head of the Armenian Cabinet of Ministers are chanting “Nikol, traitor! Nikol, I must leave! ”, TASS notes.

Protests have not stopped in Armenia since November 10. The reason was the agreement signed on November 9 by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev and Pashinyan to end hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The document also provides for the introduction of Russian peacekeepers into the region, the exchange of prisoners between the parties to the conflict, the transfer of a number of regions of the region by Armenia to Azerbaijan and the return of refugees to Karabakh.

The opposition accused the head of the Armenian Cabinet of Ministers of surrender and betrayal of the people. Naira Zohrabyan, a member of the Prosperous Armenia opposition party, called on the deputies of the Armenian National Assembly to dismiss Pashinyan.

Opposition supporters are regularly detained amid protests in Yerevan. In addition, clashes with law enforcement officers take place. Pashinyan himself noted that there was no other way out but signing the agreement. The Prime Minister harshly criticized the protesters, although he himself also came to power through unrest in Armenia and defending the freedom of expression of the will of the people.

Putin said that the accusations against Pashinyan are groundless and the Prime Minister justly called the critical situation in Nagorno-Karabakh before the signing of the agreement.

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