Armenian protesters block traffic, railways & airport as protest leader loses PM bid


Anti-government protesters disrupted traffic in Armenia’s capital, blocking railways and roads leading to Yerevan International Airport, after the parliament voted against opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan’s bid for interim PM.

Protesters managed to block streets connecting downtown Yerevan to residential districts, disrupting transportation in Armenia’s capital, footage from the scene shows. Yerevan’s metro system has also been paralyzed as demonstrators sit on the tracks, preventing trains from passing.

Meanwhile, protesters disrupted traffic on a road leading to Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport, located just 12km from the center of the city. Consequently, some passengers had to go the rest of the way on foot in order to catch their flights, according to Sputnik news agency.

Railway services have also been disrupted all across the country amid the demonstrations, a spokesman for South Caucasus Railways confirmed to Interfax. Some other highways, including the one connecting the country to neighboring Georgia, were also reportedly blocked by the opposition.

source: https://www.rt.com/news/425626-armenia-protests-transport-blocked/

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