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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Protesters Angered over Azerbaijan Peace Deal Break into Government Building in Yerevan

Armenians protesting against the decision on ending the war in Nagorno-Karabakh have broken into the Armenian Prime Minister’s official residence in Yerevan

Armenians protesting against the decision on ending the war in Nagorno-Karabakh have broken into Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s official residence in Yerevan.

Footage and photos shared on social media have shown the protesters dressed in fatigues storming the residence and occupying a meeting room.

Police reportedly did not use force and tried to calm down protesters when they first gathered on Republic Square in downtown Yerevan.

The US embassy in Armenia has issued a warning for US citizens and embassy staff when the protests started.  

“Demonstrations are taking place in several locations across Yerevan, Armenia. Media report violence and damage to property.  Please exercise caution when in Yerevan, as there is potential for protests to continue throughout the day,” announced the embassy.

The embassy also advised avoiding the Tavush, Ararat, Vayots Dzor, and Syunik provinces where there were reported demonstrations. 

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