YEREVAN, April 7 – RIA Novosti. Police began to detain protesters outside the Armenian government building in Yerevan, who demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
The protesters demanded that the police officers who cordoned off the building let them in and, having received a refusal, tried to break through themselves. Skirmishes began, there are detainees.
The rally near the government building is still ongoing.
Another political crisis flared up in Yerevan after Pashinyan's careless words about the Russian Iskander missile systems. According to media reports, the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of Armenia Tiran Khachatryan ridiculed the Prime Minister, for which he was dismissed, followed by the proposal to resign, Chief of the General Staff Onik Gasparyan. The Armed Forces of Armenia issued a statement in which they demanded the resignation of Pashinyan himself. The prime minister regarded this as an attempted coup and called on his supporters to take to the streets. Meanwhile, the opposition has erected barricades and set up a campground near the parliament, they are not in the mood for negotiations with the authorities and demand the resignation of the prime minister.