Protest rally in Yerevan, February 28, 2021. Screenshot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIdbyx5EcQQ&feature=emb_title

01 March 2021, 10:54

Rally in Yerevan calls for Pashinyan's resignation

At a rally in central Yerevan, representatives of the intelligentsia and veterans of power structures have joined the opposition demanding the resignation of Nikol Pashinyan, the Prime Minister.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the situation in Yerevan worsened after on February 25, the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces demanded Nikol Pashinyan's resignation. This was preceded by Pashinyan's dismissal of Tiran Khachatryan, a Deputy Chief of the General Staff, who has treated the Premier's words about the poor combat capability of the missile systems purchased from Russia and the Premier's demand to dismiss Onik Gasparyan, the Chief of the General Staff, as "frivolous".

On February 28, Pashinyan's opponents gathered again in Bagramyan Avenue, which is closed to motor traffic. Protesters demanding Premier's resignation have set up tents and stayed overnight in the avenue, the "News.am" reports.

Several thousand people gathered at the rally, the RIA "Novosti" has added.

Representatives of the intelligentsia and veterans of power structures also took part in the oppositional rally. The oppositional "Movement for Motherland Salvation" intends to discuss with them the ways out of the political crisis and further actions that should force Pashinyan to resign, the "Sputnik Armenia" reports.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 28, 2021 at 05:19 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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