Armenia: 'We have no king!' — Thousands protest against Serzh Sargsyan's premiership in Yerevan

More than 15,000 people rallied at the Freedom Square in central Yerevan, Friday, to demonstrate against the nomination of former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan as Prime Minister. Leader of Armenia's Civil Contract party Nikol Pashinyan led the rally. Protesters held placards reading «We have no king» and «Serzh, go away.» As the day drew to a close, protesters moved to the France Square... Еще and blocked four streets in its vicinity, including Mashtots, Sayat-Nova, Baghramyan and Saryan avenues. Protesters reportedly announced their plan to spend night on the streets. Police presence has been deployed to deter any violence. Earlier in the week, board members of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) have unilaterally approved the candidacy of Sargsyan for the post of prime minister. Parliament is to vote on the candidacy of the prime minister on April 17.

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