Thomas de Waal, an expert on the South Caucasus, took to Twitter to comment on Monday’s protests outside courts in Armenia.
“When a revolutionary leader doesn’t get what he wants, does he go for painstaking reform or re-launch the revolution? Worrying signs that Pashinyan is opting for the latter in Armenia,” he tweeted.
Citizens blocked the entrances to court buildings across Armenia on Monday, responding to a call by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan made earlier on Sunday.
The PM spoke about the issues in the country’s judiciary in a live address today and later called on demonstrators to stop the protest campaign from 1:30pm, adding it has already served its purpose.