In Armenia, the railway communication has been completely terminated due to protests, the participants of which blocked the way.
“The whole railway does not work,” spokesman for the South Caucasus Railway Vardan Aloyan told Interfax.
Demonstrators also block streets and motor roads. The Yerevan-Sevan road and the section of the route Armenia-Georgia are blocked.
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Because of the protest actions, the deputies of the Armenian parliament can not meet. Registered only 27 out of 105 deputies. The opposition boycotts the meeting. Deputies from the ruling Republican Party, which holds the majority of seats in the National Assembly of Armenia, can not reach the parliament.
“Our deputies are on the way now. They do everything to get to work. Let’s try to ensure a quorum, “the head of the Republican faction Vahram Baghdasaryan said. If the quorum can not be collected within four hours, the meeting will be disrupted.
In Gyumri, hundreds of protesters entered the city hall and demanded from head of the city administration Samvel Balasanyan to join the demonstrators.
Mass rallies and processions continue in Armenia for more than two weeks. Because of the protests, the former president of the country, Serzh Sargsyan, who was elected to the post of prime minister, resigned.
Leader of the opposition is Nikol Pashinyan. However, on May 1 he did not receive the required number of votes at the sitting of the Armenian parliament. Pashinyan called for a general strike and actions of civil disobedience.