Traffic restored in Yerevan as Baghramyan and France Square remain closed
YEREVAN, APRIL 16, ARMENPRESS. Traffic has been restored in the streets of Yerevan after opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan and a crowd of supporters had blocked the downtown traffic since early morning.
Traffic is restored in all streets with exception of the Proshyan Str. – Baghramyan Ave. section, the Baghramyan Ave. – Moskovyan Str. Intersection and France Square.
Yerevan police issued a statement demanding opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan to cease the rally in the city. In case of failure to comply within a reasonable period of time, police said they will disperse the rally with special measures and force.
“Public order has been grossly violated as a result of the violent actions of protesters of the rally led by you in Baghramyan Avenue.
All warnings, demands and other restrictive actions of the police are no longer effective, thus, under Article 33 of the law on assembly, police are demanding from you to cease the rally.
In case of your absence from the location of the rally or failure to comply with the demand within a reasonable period of time, police will disperse the rally using force and special measures,” the police said in a statement addressed to opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan.
English –translator/editor: Stepan Kocharyan