Opposition rally starts in Yerevan
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 25
An opposition rally has started at the Republic Square in Yerevan’s center, Russian RIA Novosti agency’s correspondent reported.
Leader of the rally, opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan is expected to deliver speech. The entrances to the square have been blocked by the police.
Armenia’s opposition launched mass protests against the candidacy of Serzh Sargsyan for prime minister of the country. Rallies have been held in Yerevan since April 13. Sargsyan resigned on April 23 amid protests. The opposition accuses Sargsyan of poor governance and deteriorating economic situation in the country. On April 17, the opposition announced the beginning of a "velvet revolution".