Protesters in the streets of Yerevan. April 17, 2018. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the "Caucasian Knot"

18 April 2018, 16:37

Police report about 84 protesters detained in Yerevan (+video)

Out of 84 detained opposition protesters, 30 have been released after the protocols were drawn up against them. Other 54 people are suspected of criminal offenses, the police report.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that today, after a rally, participants of the protests against the election of Serzh Sargsyan as the Prime Minister of Armenia have come to the residence of the chair of the government. The police began mass detentions.

On April 17, Serzh Sargsyan was elected the Prime Minister by the Parliament and in fact became the leader of the state, while the President has only ceremonial functions. MP Nikol Pashinyan, the leader of the protesters, has announced the start of the "peaceful revolution."

Among the detainees there were two minors, and one of them was set free, the "NEWS.am" reports with reference to the press service of the police.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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