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This is #Armenia 🇦🇲 this afternoon. Thousands of people fill the streets to protest the government
#Armenia's repressive police busy at work in #Yerevan today,
#Armenia 🇦🇲: for 10 days thousands of Armenians have been marching against the government in #Yerevan and other cities throughout the country.

More and more people are joining the crowds every day.
#Armenia 🇦🇲: incredible footage from #Yerevan today. According to estimates between 70.000 and 100.000 people took to the streets to demand the resignation of #Sargsyan
#Armenia: Republic Square in #Yerevan filled with 10.000s of people at the end of today's massive protest march.

By appointing #Sargsyan as prime-minister the Armenian government might have ignited a popular revolt.
#Armenia 🇦🇲: strikes in #Yerevan have been joined by several hundred Armenian soldiers today. The government has stated those who take part in the protests will be punished
#Armenia 🇦🇲: Armenian soldiers storm out of their barricades in #Yerevan to join the anti-government strikes
#Armenia 🇦🇲: day 11 of protest marches in #Yerevan
#Armenia 🇦🇲: as the streets of #Yerevan are once again filled with thousands of protesters the government has announced the release of #Pashinyan and the other MPs who were arrested yesterday
#Armenia 🇦🇲: Karen Karapetyan is the former mayor of #Yerevan and a much more popular figure in the ruling Republican Party over #Sargsyan.

His removal from the position of prime-minister is what started the protests two weeks ago
#Armenia 🇦🇲: #Pashinyan has rejoined the protesters at Republic Square in #Yerevan. Thousands were there waiting for him
#Armenia 🇦🇲: celebrations in the streets of #Yerevan as #Sargsyan has resigned as PM
#Armenia 🇦🇲: protesters hugging and cheering on Republic Square in #Yerevan after #Sargsyan resigns
#Armenia 🇦🇲: #Pashinyan and the opposition will now probably try to negotiate with the government about the other 3 demands (new PM, transitional government, fresh elections) the protest movement has made
#Armenia 🇦🇲: celebrations on Republic Square in #Yerevan
#Armenia 🇦🇲: celebrations in the streets of #Yerevan
There are just to many amazing photos and videos coming out of #Armenia 🇦🇲 right now.

To much to share it all 😁
#Armenia 🇦🇲: This was #Yerevan today. Thousands of Armenians cheering in the streets, celebrating their victory over #Sargsyan. ✌️
#Armenia 🇦🇲: victory celebrations in #Yerevan
🇦🇲✌❤💙💛 #SerzjOut
Honestly I just can't get enough of all these Instagram stories from #Yerevan. #Armenia 🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲
#Armenia 🇦🇲: On Republic Square opposition leader #Pashinyan states the "velvet revolution" is not yet over. Not sure what that means tho.

(via @RFERL)
Gonna close this thread with this amazing drone video by Para TV of Republic Square in #Yerevan, where throughout the day countless Armenians gathered to celebrate this historic day in #Armenia 🇦🇲

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