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Armenia is on the edge of the abyss. Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church, wrote this on Facebook.

"The chaotic situation inside the country is gradually deepening. Chaos is a source of unpredictable consequences. Be careful... The salvation of the homeland requires compromise on the part of all, as well as mutual understanding and trust. It is necessary to act with this awareness; tomorrow may be too late...," Catholicos Aram I added.

On Thursday morning, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia issued a statement in which the high-ranking military officials demanded the resignation of PM Nikol Pashinyan and his government. According to the General Staff, the PM and his government are no longer be able to make good decisions. Pashinyan, however, considered the move as an "attempt at a military coup" and called on his supporters to gather at Republic Square in downtown Yerevan.

After their rally Thursday at Liberty Square in downtown Yerevan, the opposition demanding Pashinyan’s resignation marched to Marshal Baghramyan Avenue, continued their respective protest in front of the National Assembly, after which they announced that they would pitch tents and stay at Marshal Baghramyan Avenue.

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