December 22, 2020 – 15:41 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Supporters of opposition parties have gathered at the Republic Square in Yerevan to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Para TV reports.
The rally is being held on Tuesday, December 22 under the slogan “We will save our homeland together”, with the speakers urging protesters to bring their families and friends along. They are chanting their demand without actually giving Pashinyan’s name: “Armenia without it”.
According to Gegham Manukyan from Dashnaktsutyun (Armenian Revolutionary Federation), they are joined by 700 lawyers who have been striking since Monday, the road from Yerevan to Vanadzor is blocked, and gas stations are on strike in Vanadzor, the third biggest city in Armenia.
Pashinyan has come under fire after signing a statement alongside Russia and Azerbaijan, which ended hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, but also saw the Armenian side cede all the regions around Karabakh to Azerbaijan, having lost parts of Karabakh itself in the war.