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Armenia protests spread as parliament votes on new PM

Armenia protests spread as parliament votes on new PM
From BBC - April 17, 2018

Protests against a new prime minister are spreading in Armenia, with their chief organiser declaring them a "non-violent, velvet revolution".

Demonstrators object to the country's parliament voting in ex-president Serzh Sargsyan as the new premier.

Opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan made the remarks in the capital Yerevan, a short distance from the country's parliament.

"We must paralyse the entire state system and the power should pass to the people," he said.

"Serzh Sargsyan must see that he has no Armenia to rule in and no people to rule over."

Mr Pashinyan urged protesters in Yerevan and in other cities to blockade state institutions.

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