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Protesters block streets of Armenia's Yerevan as rally enters ninth day

Armenian President Armen Sarkisian (C) speaks with opposition supporters during a rally in central Yerevan on April 21, 2018, held to protest the election of former president Serzh Sarkisian as prime minister. (AFP)

Protests continued in Yerevan on Saturday, after former President Serzh Sargsyan was appointed as the country’s prime minister.

Armenian policemen link arms as they block a street during a rally in central Yerevan on April 21, 2018, held to protest the election of former president Serzh Sarkisian as prime minister. (AFP)

Police officers were seen trying to stop protesters from blocking the streets of the Armenian capital, urging people to go home.

Protests began on April 13, shortly after the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) nominated Sargsyan for the prime minister’s post.


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