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Yerevan, December 1 – Rally and March Protesting Constitutional Change

Some 3,000 demonstrators rallied in Yerevan’s Liberty Square last night to voice their opposition to a government proposed bill that would radically change Armenia’s Constitution and usher in a parliamentary system of governance. The rally was organized by the New Armenia Salvation Front (NASF), a coalition of opposition political groupings and parties. Leaders of the NASF also called for the immediate resignation of President Sargsyan and new elections. After the rally, protesters marched through downtown Yerevan carrying placards that read “We Are the Masters of Our Country” and “Our Hope Lies Within Us”. Police were out in force and several scuffles broke out between cops and protesters.