In Yerevan police detained 17 protesters at the government building

YEREVAN, 19 Jul – RIA Novosti. Seventeen participants of the protest against the election of Serzh Sargsyan Prime Minister of Armenia delivered on Thursday in a police Department, reported the head of Department on public relations and information Department of police Ashot Aharonyan.

Protesters tried Thursday to block the entrance to the government building to prevent there employees, but were pushed back by police.

“At the moment, 17 people detained,” said Aharonyan.

Earlier the organizer of the action, MP Nikol Pashinyan promised to paralyze the work of state bodies of Armenia. On Thursday, he said that the tactics of the opposition will be mobile. The Deputy noted that it is necessary to exclude clashes with police.

Shares against the election of the Prime Minister of Armenia former President Sargsyan began April 13. The opposition accuses him of poor governance and the deteriorating economic situation. On Monday protesters tried to break through to the Parliament building, the police pushed them, as a result of clashes injured dozens of people. The next day, the protesters announced the beginning of the “velvet revolution” in Armenia.

Despite the protests, Armenia’s Parliament on Tuesday elected Sargsyan as Prime Minister. In this earlier entered into force amendments to the Constitution, according to which Armenia moves to a parliamentary form of government, and the greatest powers will have the head of government.