Protesters blockade entrances to court buildings in the Armenian capital after Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called for a demonstration against judges he accuses of political bias. Pashinyan on Sunday called on Armenians to “blockade court buildings across the republic” after a Yerevan court released former president Robert Kocharyan from pre-trial detention. The symbolic protest comes as Pashinyan tries to consolidate power in the ex-Soviet country a year after leading a popular revolt against former president Serzh Sarkisian and corrupt elites. IMAGES
Yerevan residents react to the on-going political crisis sparked by mass protests and the subsequent resignation of prime minister Serzh Sarkisian.
Thousands of opposition supporters rally in Yerevan’s Republic Square as opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan warns lawmakers in parliament of major unrest if they do not elect him prime minister. Moscow-allied Armenia has been in the clutches of a severe political crisis for the past few weeks, with Serzh Sarkisian stepping down last week after a decade in power in the face of major protests in the impoverished South Caucasus nation.
Armenia’s opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan holds a rally in Yerevan ahead of a key parliamentary vote to elect the country’s new prime minister after veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian was ousted last week. IMAGES of Nikol Pashinyan leading the rally
Protesters block traffic in Yerevan as Armenia crisis deepens after the opposition accused the ruling party of refusing to cede power following the resignation of veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian. IMAGES
Yerevan residents discuss poverty and corruption in Armenia as opposition supporters continue protesting in the capital after veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian’s resignation.
Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan says he is ready to lead the country after the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian following eleven days of protests against his rule. SOUNDBITE
Armenians react to the political turmoil gripping their country as demonstrations against leader Serzh Sarkisian continue. Sarkisian stormed out of talks with anti-government protest leader Nikol Pashinyan on the tenth days of mass rallies against his rule.
Armenia’s prime minister and ex-president Serzh Sarkisian walks out of a televised meeting with anti-government protest leader Nikol Pashinyan shortly after it begins, denouncing the opposition’s “blackmail”. IMAGES
Anti-government protests in the Armenian capital Yerevan against ex-president Serzh Sarkisian’s election as prime minister enter their seventh day, with police detaining dozens of demonstrators. The protesters took to the streets at the call of lawmaker and opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan.