Armenian protesters attempt to break into government building (VIDEO)

15:13, 11 November 2021
Armenian protesters attempt to break into government building (VIDEO)

The Armenian opposition protested against the establishment of Azerbaijani customs checkpoints on the Karabakh border and tried to break into the government building in Yerevan. The police took action to push back the demonstrators following a scuffle with the protesters, Armenpress reported.

The Armenian police began to detain the protesters and disperse the crowd with the force. The protesters accused Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of treason as the rally was attended by deputies from the Hayastan bloc.

The supporters of Hayastan led by ex-President of Armenia Robert Kocharian went to a rally demanding a change of power. 

The protests coincided with the anniversary of the signing of the trilateral agreement between the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, which stopped the bloodshed in Karabakh. 

The opposition considered the agreement "hostile" and accused the country's leadership of defeat in the Karabakh war as well as the loss of the Karabakh territories.

On Tuesday the US State Department urged to free all captives who were detained in the 2020 Karabakh war. The special statement was issued on the first anniversary of the Karabakh ceasefire agreement.

The Karabakh conflict escalated into full-scale war in 2020. The clashes were stopped with a Russian-brokered ceasefire agreement on November 10, in accordance with which Azerbaijan was reunited with some territories lost in the previous conflicts.