Days of Mass Protests in Armenia

Published April 24th, 2018 - 10:13 GMT

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Armenia in recent days to protest the rule of Serzh Sarkisian who was elected by the country's parliament as the next prime minister. The fact he has already served as president is making people more angry. Opposition supporters staged protests in the Armenian capital Yerevan.

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Hundreds of protesters tried to blockade the entrance to government headquarters before riot police intervened (AFP/File Photo)

Hundreds of protesters tried to blockade the entrance to government headquarters before riot police intervened (AFP/File Photo)

Riot police stand guard in front of the entrance to government headquarters which protestors tried to enter (AFP/File Photo)

Riot police stand guard in front of the entrance to government headquarters which protestors tried to enter (AFP/File Photo)

During mass protests in Yerevan against the ex-president's election as prime minister. Police detained hundreds of protesters  (AFP/File Photo).

During mass protests in Yerevan against the ex-president's election as prime minister. Police detained hundreds of protesters (AFP/File Photo).

Demonstrators in Armenia march to protest the shift of the former president into the position of prime minister (AFP/File Photo)

Demonstrators in Armenia march to protest the shift of the former president into the position of prime minister (AFP/File Photo)

Protesters holding an Armenian flag in the main square in Yerevan  (AFP/File Photo)

Protesters holding an Armenian flag in the main square in Yerevan (AFP/File Photo)

Thousands of people took to the streets in Yerevan on April 17, 2018 (AFP/File Photo)

Thousands of people took to the streets in Yerevan on April 17, 2018 (AFP/File Photo)

Hundreds of protesters tried to blockade the entrance to government headquarters before riot police intervened (AFP/File Photo)
Riot police stand guard in front of the entrance to government headquarters which protestors tried to enter (AFP/File Photo)
During mass protests in Yerevan against the ex-president's election as prime minister. Police detained hundreds of protesters  (AFP/File Photo).
Demonstrators in Armenia march to protest the shift of the former president into the position of prime minister (AFP/File Photo)
Protesters holding an Armenian flag in the main square in Yerevan  (AFP/File Photo)
Thousands of people took to the streets in Yerevan on April 17, 2018 (AFP/File Photo)
Hundreds of protesters tried to blockade the entrance to government headquarters before riot police intervened (AFP/File Photo)
Hundreds of protesters tried to blockade the entrance to government headquarters before riot police intervened (AFP/File Photo)
Riot police stand guard in front of the entrance to government headquarters which protestors tried to enter (AFP/File Photo)
Riot police stand guard in front of the entrance to government headquarters which protestors tried to enter (AFP/File Photo)
During mass protests in Yerevan against the ex-president's election as prime minister. Police detained hundreds of protesters  (AFP/File Photo).
During mass protests in Yerevan against the ex-president's election as prime minister. Police detained hundreds of protesters (AFP/File Photo).
Demonstrators in Armenia march to protest the shift of the former president into the position of prime minister (AFP/File Photo)
Demonstrators in Armenia march to protest the shift of the former president into the position of prime minister (AFP/File Photo)
Protesters holding an Armenian flag in the main square in Yerevan  (AFP/File Photo)
Protesters holding an Armenian flag in the main square in Yerevan (AFP/File Photo)
Thousands of people took to the streets in Yerevan on April 17, 2018 (AFP/File Photo)
Thousands of people took to the streets in Yerevan on April 17, 2018 (AFP/File Photo)

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