February 25, 2021 – 13:41 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – The supporters and opponents of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will rally on Thursday, February 25, in downtown Yerevan – just several hundred meters apart.
Pashinyan said he will address his supporters at 4:00pm. He summoned a rally at the Republic square almost immediately after the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces demanded his resignation. According to him, however, he had already dismissed the Chief of General Staff, Colonel-General Onik Gasparyan.
“The police and other law enforcement agencies will ensure the security for the rally,” Pashinyan said.
The opposition, meanwhile, will gather at the Freedom Square, just several hundred meters away from the Republic Square, at 3:00pm.
The PM earlier described the Army General Staff’s demand for his resignation as “a military coup attempt” and called on his supporters to gather at the Republic Square.