April 23, 2018 / 11:27 AM / 7 months ago

Police in Armenia release opposition protest leader Pashinyan - live feed

Armenian opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan delivers a speech as participants of the rally protest against the appointment of ex-president Serzh Sarksyan as the new prime minister and demand an early parliamentary election in Yerevan, Armenia April 20, 2018. Picture taken April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Police in Armenia on Monday released opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan a day after his detention, a live broadcast feed of the event on social media from Yerevan showed.

Police detained three opposition leaders, including Pashinyan, and nearly 200 protesters on Sunday, drawing a rebuke from the European Union after demonstrators demanded newly appointed Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan quit.

Reporting by Hasmik Mkrtchyan; Writing by Polina Nikolskaya; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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