15 April 2021,   05:37
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Armenia: Protesters storm Government building amid political crisis

Protesters have stormed a government building in Erevan, escalating a months-long political crisis over Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s handling of last year’s Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, writes Al Jazeera.


Demonstrators forced their way into the building in Yerevan on Monday to demand Pashinyan quits.


Social media footage, which Al Jazeera is attempting to verify, showed a few protesters in the building, one with a megaphone, as police watched on.


Monday’s drama comes after thousands participated in rival rallies in Yerevan on Thursday; anti-government crowds had called for the premier to resign, while Pashinyan managed to rally many supporters behind him on the streets.


The street protests followed what Pashinyan described as an attempted coup after the army also called for his resignation.

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