Armenian protest leader Pashinyan arrested: opposition MP

Yerevan (AFP) – Armenian police on Sunday arrested anti-government protest leader Nikol Pashinyan shortly after his aborted talks with Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian, an opposition MP said.

“People must liberate Nikol (Pashinyan),”  Sasun Mikaelyan told journalists before being arrested himself by riot police, following 10 days of mass demonstrations against an alleged power grab by Sarkisian.