Opposition activists demanding Pashinyan’s resignation enter University of Economics

Panorama, Armenia
Feb 24 2021

A group of opposition activists on Wednesday headed to the Armenian State University of Economics after rallying at the Yerevan State University and urging students to join the protest demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

Reaching the university area, they demanded that the bar gates be opened for the students to join their act of disobedience.

One of the young members of the opposition Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF, Dashnaktsutyun) party, Gerasim Vardanyan, managed to climb over the bar gates and enter the university yard.

Large special police forces have been deployed in the area and do not allow the protesters to enter the university building, pushing them away from the gates.

Police officers said that the gates were closed at the request of the university administration by the university security staff.

On the other side of the gate, many students were chanting "Armenia without Nikol!".

Eventually, the activists managed to enter the university building through the other entrance. They urged each other not to damage or break any property. 

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