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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan visited the Sardarapat Memorial Tuesday afternoon, on the occasion of Republic Day. 

Pashinyan was accompanied by National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan, and President Vahagn Khachaturyan.

Also, a small military parade was held there, and the PM delivered an address.

To note, Pashinyan had avoided going to Sardarapat in the morning, in consideration of the presence of the Tavush for the Homeland movement there.

Supporters of the aforesaid movement, led by Archbishop Bagrat Galstanyan, spent last night at the Sardarapat Memorial, welcoming the day of proclamation of the First Republic of Armenia, May 28, at this symbolic memorial complex.

The protests and civil disobedience actions, led by the Tavush for the Homeland movement, started in Armenia after it became known on April 19 that Armenia and Azerbaijan had agreed to start border delimitation at Tavush Province of Armenia. Leading a respective march of protest from Tavush to Yerevan on May 9, Archbishop Bagrat Galstanyan, leader of this movement and then Primate of the Diocese of Tavush of the Armenian Apostolic Church, called on PM Nikol Pashinyan to resign.

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