Last Friday, at the residence of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikola Pashinyan, the demonstrators were fighting with the police, 45 law enforcement officers were injured as a result, Interfax reports, referring to the local police.
“Yesterday, when the participants in the action, as a result of the calls voiced by the organizers, did not obey the legal requirements of the police, began to use violence, throw bottles, stones, iron objects, it was decided to use special equipment. Exactly light -school special equipment was used,” the Armenian police report.
“As a result of the use of special equipment, two police officers received light injuries, another 45 police officers were injured as a result of clashes,” the police said, adding that special equipment was used at a distance safe from citizens.
As a result of clashes, 60 people were injured, including 39 police officers, the Ministry of Health of Armenia said. The Investigative Committee of the Republic opened a criminal case under the article “Mass riots”, the police detained 13 protesters.
Since April 17, in Yerevan, anti -government actions, processions and rallies organized by the opposition are held. A wave of protests in Armenia arose after the performance of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in parliament, where he suggested “lowering the bar on the issue of Karabakh status” and spoke out for signing an agreement on peace with Azerbaijan.
The second war in Karabakh ended on November 10, 2020 by signing an agreement between Baku and Yerevan through the mediation of the Kremlin. Armenia transferred the territory of four districts under Azerbaijan, Russian troops entered the line of contact. Since then, on the border of Azerbaijan and Armenia, local battles and shootings continue from time to time.