The protesters, mainly students, plan to march toward several universities and wrap up the demonstration at the France Square, where opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan will address them in the evening. The column of students is convoyed by the police and the situation is calm.
Civil disobedience continues in #Yerevan. University students have blocked off the intersection near the Medical State University. #RejectHHK #Armenia— EVN Report (@evn_report) April 29, 2018
Video by Roubina Margossian. pic.twitter.com/yzYqrS8dWz
The rally at the Republic Square is set to begin at 18:00 local time [14:00 GMT].
Mass civil disobedience restarting today in Yerevan & other towns in Armenia. Medical students, other university students, marching & singing on Abovyan St. Others joining & blocking intersections in different parts of Yerevan. Video: Roubina Margossian #RejectHHK pic.twitter.com/SJrldhtmI7— EVN Report (@evn_report) April 29, 2018
Demonstrators have blocked the roadways of the main streets in the center of Yerevan, a Sputnik correspondent reports. At every crossing there are several dozen protesters, who sit on pedestrian crossings. Some motorists also joined the protesters, blocking roads with their cars. In some streets, people hinder traffic with garbage cans. The sidewalks are not blocked; people can move freely around the Armenian capital.
Peaceful civil disobedience in #Yerevan #Armenia continues: (via @Hetq_Trace FB page) one of the protesters Anahit, who sits on the pedestrian crossing of Pushkin Street reading Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone book #rejectHHK pic.twitter.com/wKyCTukOTv— Mika (@unzippedblog) April 29, 2018
According to the correspondent, the protesters are in good spirits; they sing songs and chant slogans, criticizing the ruling party. Many participants of the protest hold the Armenian national flag. The police are monitoring the situation, but do not intervene, as the situation in the center of Yerevan is generally calm.
On Monday, Sargsyan resigned amid anti-government protests. Armenian First Deputy Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan became acting prime minister. Rallies continued as the opposition demands a new interim prime minister who is not from the ruling party.