Protesters in Armenia call for prime minister to step down

Thousands in Yerevan called for the PM to step down after he signed a deal to end fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Thousands of Armenian protesters took to the street last week demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan over a peace agreement that secured territorial advances for Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh after six weeks of conflict.

Several hundred marched on Parliament in the capital, Yerevan, chanting “Nikol is a traitor” as they felt betrayed after Pashinyan signed the deal.

“This is a big failure and disaster,” Pashinyan said on Tuesday, adding he was taking personal responsibility for the setbacks, but he rejected calls to step down.

This video was edited by Al Jazeera Newsfeed’s Hassan Ghani.