May 20, 2022 - 12:20 AMT
Opposition marches to presidential residence in Yerevan

Members of the opposition Resistance movement resumed their campaign by blocking a part of Baghramyan street and marching to the presidential residence on Friday, May 20 morning.

A large police force is stationed in the area, as demonstrators march and chant slogans, carrying banners that read "RIP Democracy", "Silence is a crime", Sputnik Armenia reports.

Gegham Manukyan, a lawmaker from the Hayastan bloc, reminded before the start of the march that Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda will be in the presidency.

"We will express our political and civic positions there, as well as all the lies of this government, with which they deceive the whole world. "We will express our political demands," Manukyan said.

In recent weeks, protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan have taken to the streets to block major roads in the capital Yerevan and call on the population to commit acts of civil disobedience. Pashinian has come under fire after he and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev agreed to start drafting a bilateral peace treaty to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and set up a joint commission on demarcating the borders.