Araks Mamulyan

Yerevan: Police Detain 123 as of 6 PM

Of the 123 people detained by police in Yerevan today as of 6pm, 85 have been released, after receiving summonses, and the other 38 face various criminal charges.

This information was released by Police Public Affairs Unit Director Edgar Janoyan.

Photo: Hakob Poghosyan

Note to Readers -  After the National Assembly elected Serzh Sargsyan prime minister on April 17, Yelk Alliance MP Nikol Pashinyan, who spearheaded the “Im Kayl” (My Step) movement to prevent Sargsyan’s election, declared a “Velvet Revolution” to be carried out on a rotating basis. Protesters will briefly “occupy” government buildings, urging civil servants inside to join them. The intent is to disrupt the normal flow of life in downtown Yerevan, blocking traffic on major streets, and then hold evening rallies in Republic Square. Today marks the sixth day of civil disobedience in Yerevan.