Participants of a protest action demanding resignation of high-ranking officials, Stepanakert, August 30, 2022. Photo by Alvard Grigoryan for the Caucasian Knot

31 August 2022, 08:13

Oppositionists resume protests in Stepanakert

The activists who gathered for a rally in Stepanakert have stated that they will seek the resignation of high-ranking Nagorno-Karabakh officials, and the termination of agreements with Azerbaijan.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on August 29, the activists, dissatisfied with the transfer of the Lachin Corridor to Azerbaijan and the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, demanded the resignation of high-ranking officials. After meeting with the president, they gathered a mass rally in Stepanakert and promised to protest until their demands were met.

On August 30, at 7:00 p.m., people began gathering in the square to continue the rally demanding from the president to dismiss the heads of the Ministry of Finance and the Security Council and the State Minister. The action began at 7:30 p.m., the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent has reported.

Asmik Arushanyan, a teacher and one of the protesters, has stated that "(activists' demands must be met, that is, the resignation of officials and the termination of any agreements with [Azerbaijan], including the surrender of territories."

She believes that authorities have two options left – to disperse protesters or to accept their demands.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 30, 2022 at 09:30 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Alvard Grigoryan Source: CK correspondent

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