YEREVAN. – Those protesting Thursday outside the National Assembly are calling on the MPs of the ruling My Step bloc to abolish the current martial law in Armenia.
Also, they are chanting, "Shame, shame [on you]," and are holding banners that read, "Halls of power, leave!", "You will answer [for your actions]," etc.
The demonstration is overseen by a large number of police officers.
On November 9, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement on a complete cessation of hostilities— which Azerbaijan had launched on September 27—in and around Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). Accordingly, Russian peacekeepers are deployed in the region to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities. But this statement also stipulates the handover of part of Artsakh lands to Azerbaijan.