Participants of rally in Yerevan, August 17, 2018. Screenshot from video:

17 August 2018, 21:08

Thousands come to support Pashinyan in Yerevan

Supporters of Nikol Pashinyan from different regions of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh gathered for a many-thousand-strong rally in Yerevan to sum up the outcomes of the first hundred days of the new power. The action began under enhanced security measures.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on April 17, Serzh Sargsyan, the third president of Armenia, became the country's prime minister, but kept the post for only six days, after which he resigned under the pressure of mass street protests. On May 8, the oppositional leader Nikol Pashinyan was elected the Armenian Prime Minister and the actual leader of the country.

The rally, dedicated to the totals of the first hundred days of Nikol Pashinyan's rule, began in Yerevan at about 7:00 p.m. local time. To participate in this rally, residents of different regions of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh arrived in Yerevan; a large audience gathered in Republic Square already by 4:20 p.m. Moscow time, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

In his speech to the rally, Nikol Pashinyan has summed up his first hundred days as the prime minister. The broadcast of the rally could be followed on his Facebook page.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 17, 2018 at 07:02 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Armine Martirosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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