In Yerevan, 34 protesters were detained and taken to police stations. This was reported on December 25 on the Facebook page of the opposition Movement to Save the Motherland.
“According to the official data of the police, transmitted to the media, 28 citizens were brought under arrest. According to the information center of the Movement, not 28, but 34 citizens were delivered to the police, ”it was reported.
Earlier that day, protests continued in Yerevan, with protesters demanding the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
The protesters tried to block the roads in the city center, the police stopped their actions, the Izvestia correspondent reported.
Later on December 25, Pashinyan expressed his readiness to hold early parliamentary elections in 2021 and invited the country’s political forces to consultations on this issue.
Protests in Armenia have been taking place since November 10 after the signing of a trilateral agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh with the participation of Russia and Azerbaijan.
The opposition considered the actions of Pashinyan, who signed the document, as betrayal and surrender. The prime minister himself stressed that the agreement was the only way to end the bloodshed.
On December 22, the protesters blocked the buildings of the government and the Prosecutor General’s Office of Armenia, in the evening of the same day they set up tents in Republic Square and continued to demand Pashinyan’s resignation.