Yerevan police employ riot control methods to rein in opposition-sparked protesters

Yerevan police employ riot control methods to rein in opposition-sparked protesters

Yerevan police employ riot control methods to rein in opposition-sparked protesters

Armenia's opposition views the move as Sargsyan's attempt to stay in power indefinitely and has vowed to keep protesting around the clock.

Parliament, which is dominated by the ruling party, is to decide on Tuesday whether to install Sarkysan as prime minister.

Opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan was also injured when crossing the barbed wire. Some chanted "Armenia without Serzh" and "Serzh is a liar".

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According to the publication, today, the participants of the protest action in Yerevan, entered the building of the Armenian state pedagogical University. Earlier on Monday, demonstrators marched through the centre of Yerevan and blocked streets after Pashinian called on Armenians to prevent Sarkisian's political transition.

The number of protesters has grown to thousands in recent days with protesters blocking the center of Yerevan, capital of the former Soviet republic.

Later that day, protesters clashed with riot police on Baghramyan Avenue, EVN Report reported.

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Serzh Sargsyan stepped down as President on 9 April as part of ongoing constitutional reforms to change the government from a semi-presidential to a parliamentary system.

The National Assembly will be meeting tomorrow to elect the Prime Minister.

M - Dozens of opposition demonstrators have briefly seized the headquarters of Armenia's public radio to protest the former president's shift into the prime minister's seat, ABC News reported.

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