July 16
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The protest action of Archbishop Bagrat Galstanyan, leader of the opposition Tavush for the Homeland movement, and his supporters continues on Marshal Baghramyan Avenue in Yerevan, in front of the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia.

A large number of police forces have been deployed near the NA building.

Archbishop Galstanyan on Tuesday had announced: "Tomorrow at 15:00 we must gather in large numbers [outside the NA building] because we have something to say and do."

Marshal Baghramyan Avenue is closed off by Galstanyan and his supporters since June 9. They have pitched tents and are holing a round-the-clock sit-in there.

The protests and civil disobedience actions by the opposition Tavush for the Homeland movement, led by Archbishop Bagrat Galstanyan, had 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. After holding subsequent demonstrations in Kirants village of Tavush Province for days, Archbishop Galstanyan had announced that he was going to march to Yerevan to demand the resignation of PM Nikol Pashinyan. Arriving in the Armenian capital on May 9, Galstanyan held a large rally demanding Pashinyan's resignation. And during the rally on May 26, the transitional government was announced, whose PM candidate is Archbishop Bagrat Galstanyan.

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