20 Apr 2018 20:10

Armenian opposition leader Pashinyan: People might want to change Armenian leadership on Apr 24

YEREVAN. April 20 (Interfax) - The leadership in Armenia might well be changed on April 24, on the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, Nikol Pashinyan, an Armenian opposition leader and initiator of protests against ex-President Serzh Sargsyan's appointment prime minister, said on Friday.

"We thought about April 24. Each citizen visits the memorial to the victims this day, and we plan to do so as well," Pashinyan told journalists on Friday.

"I've been told that the day of government change should be scheduled for April 24. I can't tell you anything, but if the people want it, perhaps this might happen. If Sargsyan is there this day, I think people would like to meet with him," Pashinyan said.

Pashinyan also insisted that the protest demonstrations ongoing in Yerevan have been initiated by the people. "We do not organize everything. The people plan a lot of things themselves, too," he said.

Armenian Genocide memorial events are held in Yerevan as per tradition on April 24. This day, the memorial to the victims of the Armenian Genocide is visited by the top Armenian leadership, guests, and members of foreign governments.