Yerevan, Armenia – The country literally fell apart when Prime Minister Pashinyan announced that he had lost against Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to breaking news, an angry crowd poured into the street stormed the government building and burned it down. While the speaker of Parliament was lynched, Pashinyan’s office was even broken into.
The Nagorno-Karabakh War ended on its forty-second day, and when Azerbaijan declared its historic victory, the angry Armenian people could not digest the defeat and began to protest.
Late at night, Pashinyan announced that the war was over in Nagorno-Karabakh, where Armenia was an occupier. In defeated Armenia, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said after the agreement that “I had no choice” and continued:
“I want to tell you a lot about this situation, but I can’t, because my words will endanger the soldiers standing in their positions.”
“My decision was taken on the basis of in-depth analysis and assessments of people with knowledge of the military situation.”
The protesters reportedly went to Pashinyan’s Prime Minister’s office and headed for the government building.
According to reports from various sources, activists have taken full control of the building.
A reporter for the Russian news agency Sputnik said activists stormed the building and seized some rooms.
Windows on the first floor were broken, and gunshots started coming from the street in front of the government building.
Pashinyan and some activists shouting slogans against Armenia broke down the door and entered Pashinyan’s office, but the prime minister was not in his office.
International news agencies Reuters and AP served up the incredible photos to the world.
Some time after the incident, law enforcement officers arrived inside the government building.
This is how a police officer was seen trying to calm one of the activists.
When angry demonstrators failed to find Pashinyan, they headed for Ararat Mirzoyan, the Speaker of the Armenian parliament.
Local sources report that Mirzoyan was lynched by demonstrators and hospitalized.
A photo taken from an image of Armenian parliament speaker Mirzoyan posted on social media.
A BBC reporter who follows the region notes that Armenians have long believed in public broadcasters who have passed news of success from the front, and the agreement that came to this has had a shock effect.
BBC Russian correspondent Yuri Vendik says the demonstrators who have shaken Yerevan from its foundations want the Pashinyan government to change.
Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev told the BBC in an interview over the weekend that Armenians ‘ chances of making concessions are getting smaller.