At the moment, the police use excessive and disproportionate force against citizens holding actions in the street. National Assembly deputy Ishkhan Saghatelyan wrote on his Facebook page.
Citizens gathered at the Republic Square demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan over his handling of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Hundreds of citizens were arrested and detained.
The RA police, from the police chief to the officers in the rank and file, are aiding and becoming complicit in the genocidal activities of Nikol and Aliyev. This is already complicity in genocide.
You are no longer serving the Republic of Armenia but implementing the illegal decisions of the vassal authorities of Turkey, for which you will answer.
P.S. Lawyers and deputies of the opposition factions of the National Assembly visit the police stations,’’ he wrote.
The protests in Yerevan were sparked by Azerbaijan’s large-scale attack against Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19. Nagorno-Karabakh has confirmed that 200 people have died and more than 400 wounded, including civilians, because of Azerbaijan’s aggression. Azerbaijani opposition media reported that 80 Azerbaijani soldiers died during the military aggression.
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 peacekeeper 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 while a delegation representing Nagorno-Karabakh was holding a meeting with Azerbaijani representatives in the Azerbaijani city of Yevlakh 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. Azerbaijan later said an agreement was reached to hold another meeting.