1 Jun 2019 11:23

Some 30 protestors against Pashinyan detained in Armenia

YEREVAN. June 1 (Interfax) - The members of the Adekvad social movement organized protests against incumbent Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in the country on Saturday.

The protests were broadcast on the organization's Facebook page on Saturday morning.

The protestors graffitied "#SutNikol" (Liar Nikol) on the pavement of the central streets of Yerevan and 12 other cities.

"Our today's action is called 'The Birth of Lies' on the occasion of Pashinyan's birthday [on June 1]," the organizers said.

They said later that 80 people participated in the events and 29 of them were detained.

The Armenian police told Interfax that the citizens brought to police stations were released after the protocols of administrative offense had been complied against them.

It was reported earlier that on May 24, Adekvad members held a protest in front of the building of the parliament in Yerevan against the activities of the Open Society Foundation, chaired by George Soros, in Armenia, because, in their view, it controls the government of the country.

On May 27, members of the Adekvad social movement announced the establishment of an opposition party of the same name.