A group of young people have blocked the intersection of Mashtots Avenue and Amiryan Street in central Yerevan, informing the public that Azerbaijan is perpetrating a genocide against the people of Nagorno-Karabakh and calling on them to join their protest to remove Armenia’s authorities.
The protesters blocked the busy parts of the street with trash cans and benches. The police do not obstruct their actions and only try to calm them down as they engage in arguments with some drivers.
The citizens have also blocked the Republic Square-Tigran Mets intersection and Nalbandyan Street.
A rally is planned in Republic Square at 6 p.m. today.
Azerbaijan launched a large-scale attack against Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19, among the casualties and wounded are civilians. On September 20, the authorities of Nagorno-Karabakh accepted the proposal of the command of the Russian peacekeeping mission regarding the cessation of fire.
The proposal by Azerbaijan envisages the withdrawal of the remaining units and servicemen of the RA Armed Forces from the deployment zone of the Russian peacekeeping troops and the dissolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh armed formations, the complete disarmament of the Defense Army, as well as the withdrawal of heavy equipment and weapons from the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh in order to quickly eliminate them.
The Azerbaijani forces resumed the fire on Stepanakert today as a delegation representing Nagorno-Karabakh was holding a meeting with Azerbaijani representatives in the Azerbaijani city of Yevlakh on to discuss the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and further actions. Following the meeting, the delegation said that no final agreement was reached and that the details must be agreed upon.