Several hundred residents of the city of Agarak, located in the south of Armenia, began a protest action on Wednesday, April 21, demanding that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stop his working trip to the region. This is evidenced by the online broadcast conducted by Aysor.
From the broadcast, it follows that a tense situation has developed in Agarak, there are fights between residents and law enforcement agencies.
The protesters demand that the head of government leave the city.
On April 14, Pashinyan announced that he would leave his post in the last decade of April to hold early elections to the parliament of the republic.
In addition, on March 24, it became known that the parliament of the republic canceled the martial law, which was introduced in the country in September 2020 due to the hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. This decision makes it possible to hold early elections to the country’s parliament.
Early parliamentary elections in the republic are scheduled for June 20.
A new round of tension in the situation in Armenia began on February 25, when the Armed Forces (AF) of the country issued a statement demanding the resignation of Pashinyan. He, in turn, saw this as an attempt at a coup and called on his supporters to take to the streets with protests, and Onik Gasparyan to leave the post of Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces. The opposition brought its supporters, opposed to Pashinyan, to the streets of Yerevan.