Monday, April 22, 2024

Armenia’s protests: group of soldiers joins anti-government protests

A group of soldiers joined anti-government protests in Yerevan, Armenia on 23 April, local media reporting.

According to the Reuters, a number of men in military uniforms joined protesters in Yerevan amid ongoing protests against Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan.

Sargsyan, who served as president from 2008 to early 2018, was elected as prime minister by parliament on April 17. Critics have said the election was anti-democratic and have branded it a power grab.


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The Armenian Defence Ministry vowed to take harsh legal measures against the soldiers, who are taking part in the resumed protests in the country against the rule of Armenian ex-President and newly appointed Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan.

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The rallies in Armenia have been ongoing for 10 days so far. The people have been protesting in the wake of the ex-president’s appointment as the prime minister. After that, the opposition activists announced the start of the “velvet revolution” in the country.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more



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