27 Apr 2018 18:48

Massive opposition begins in Armenian city of Gyumri

YEREVN. April 27 (Interfax) - Thousands of people have gathered in Renaissance Square in Gyumri, Armenia's second biggest city, in the north of the country, on Friday evening, for a rally led by the protest movement leader and parliamentarian Nikol Pashinyan.

Gyumri is traditionally regarded as a city of opposition-leaning voters who are least likely to vote for representatives of the authorities.

This afternoon Pashinyan and hundreds of his supporters organized a motor rally from Yerevan to Gyumri, during which the motorcade stopped at every town and village where the opposition leader was welcomed by locals. On Saturday Pashinyan will hold a rally in the town of Vanadzor.

These days have been declared by him as "days off" for the opposition in Yerevan.