Over 100 detained for anti-government protests in Armenia-Xinhua

Over 100 detained for anti-government protests in Armenia

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-05-31 01:28:13

YEREVAN, May 30 (Xinhua) -- More than 100 demonstrators were detained on Monday during the anti-government protests outside the No.3 government building in Yerevan, according to the state-run news outlet Armenpress.

The report said that the leaders of the protests intended to enter the building and inquire from different government agencies on their position regarding the opposition's draft resolution which is included in the agenda of the June 3 emergency session of parliament.

A scuffle began after the police refused to allow them to enter the building.

A total of 111 demonstrators were detained on suspicion of hooliganism, said the report.

Armenia has witnessed weeks of protests and civil disobedience led by the opposition Armenian Revolutionary Federation party, which called for the resigning of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

The anti-government protests began on May 1 in the Armenian capital due to the worries that Pashinyan was poised to make major concessions to Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.