Monday, April 16 2018 20:30
Naira Badalian

Protestors intend to close all approaches to the Armenian parliament 

Protestors intend to close all approaches to the Armenian parliament 

ArmInfo. Participants of the protest action "Make a step, refuse Serzh" plan to close all  approaches to the building of the Armenian parliament, in order to  prevent the meeting of the National Assembly on April 17, which will  hold a vote on the candidacy of former President Serzh Sargsyan for  the post of prime minister. "We must prevent" Azerbaijanization "of  Armenia," said the leader of the Civil Contract party, MP Nikol  Pashinyan, speaking at a rally on the France Square.

According to Pashinyan, April 16 was a turning point in the modern  history of the Armenian people.  Today, as the oppositionist pointed  out, he came to testify that all the talk about the Armenian people  being reconciled to this state of affairs is groundless. At the same  time, as the deputy noted, the opposition movement achieved great  success, largely due to the fact that the initiative was formed  spontaneously and "in the name of the victory of a citizen of the  Republic of Armenia. The Armenian people are a freedom- loving people  and are ready to defend their right to a free and fair future," he  said.

As Pashinyan noted, tomorrow, April 17, the Republican majority will  meet to vote for Serzh Sargsyan's candidacy. To prevent this action,  the oppositionist called on all dissenters to close the streets  leading to the building of the National Assembly - Baghramyan Avenue,  Saryan, Proshyan, Demirchyan, as well as other possible approaches to  the parliament. Pashinyan addressed the people with the question of  when it would be more appropriate to close these streets - tonight or  tomorrow morning. Most of the protesters supported the first proposal  - tonight.

Meanwhile, according to Nikol Pashinyan, information was received  that they blocked the road to the Gyumri who wanted to join the  demonstrators on the French square. "If they are not allowed to go to  Yerevan, we will follow them," the MP threatened. Nevertheless,  during the speech of the opposition deputy it became already known  that participants of the rally were allowed to enter the capital.

In addition, the oppositionist appealed to all citizens of the  country. "I urge Armenian citizens to close all intercommunity and  inter-republican roads tomorrow and move towards Yerevan in order to"  say their authoritative "no" to the return of Serzh Sargsyan to  power."

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