Supporters of the opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinian react waving by an Armenian national flag as they block a road to the airport just outside Yerevan, Armenia, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Tens of thousands of Armenians Wednesday converged on the capital, blocking roads and government buildings, as popular anger exploded over the ruling party's rejection of opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan's premiership bid."Dear ones, metro and railroads have now been paralysed, the road to the airport has been shut down," Pashinyan told his supporters, adding that a number of universities and schools have joined the protest movement.Protesters said they will stay on the streets for as long as it takes to oust the ruling elites from power and get Pashinyan elected prime minister.
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