Yerevan: The Armenian people have launched a massive protest against the ceasefire agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia. While protesters have also demanded the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pishinyan.
It should be noted that Azerbaijan and Armenia have been in a fierce dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh ownership since 1994. Which has led to several clashes and limited wars between the two countries.
In this regard, the latest war began on September 27, while the two countries signed a ceasefire agreement on Tuesday, November 10, mediated by Russia. However, the agreement sparked outrage among the Armenian people, who began protesting against the government.
Acknowledging the Azerbaijani army’s advance in Nagorno-Karabakh under the Ceasefire Agreement, the parties have been asked to stop fighting immediately. The agreement is being celebrated in Azerbaijan, but mourning has broken out in Armenia.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pishinyan has acknowledged that the ceasefire agreement is “disastrous” but also said that he had no choice but to sign it. Otherwise, Armenia would have lost the war.
According to news agencies, there was a strong public reaction against the agreement, and the Armenian people took to the streets. In the riots and protests that began on Tuesday, the people also flouted martial law restrictions in Armenia.
During the protests, several government buildings were set on fire, and the parliament building was attacked. Despite the Armenian army’s arrest of opposition leaders in the wake of the crackdown, anti-government protests continue.