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Protestors Gather outside Armenian Parliament to Call for Pashinyan’s Resignation


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Yerevan, April 4 – A rally is being held to demand the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan near the parliament building on Baghramyan Street in central Yerevan, the News Agency correspondent reports.
The march was organized by the “Together” movement, and leaders of a number of political parties, parents of dead soldiers and war veterans are participating in the march. The speakers are calling for the dismissal of the government and guaranteeing the security of Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia’s borders.
The former prime minister said: “We have a problem – (this is) the government headed by Pashinyan, which must go. The issue of Artsakh (the Armenian self-name of Karabakh – ed.) is interconnected.” Armenia Hrant Bagratyan. According to him, the authorities are constantly making concessions to Azerbaijan and deliberately trying to deprive the country of the army. The head of the Democratic Party of Armenia, Aram Sargsyan, stated that after the change of power, it is necessary to restore the security system around Armenia with the allies.

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The work is peaceful. The police do not interfere with the actions of the demonstrators.
At the end of September 2020, hostilities resumed in Nagorno-Karabakh, which became a continuation of a protracted conflict and led to civilian casualties. Both sides made several attempts to reach an armistice, but the tripartite agreement reached on the night of November 10 was successful. Azerbaijan and Armenia, mediated by Moscow, agreed to a complete ceasefire and the exchange of prisoners and the bodies of the dead. The territories occupied by the Azerbaijani army at that time remained under the control of Baku. In addition, Yerevan handed over to Baku the Kelbjar and Lachin regions, as well as part of the Agdam region, which since 1994 has been under the control of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and has not been occupied by the Azerbaijani army. Russian peacekeepers have also been deployed to the region.

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