Armenian Churches all over the world, and churches of other Christian denominations pealed their bells for one hundred times Thursday evening as the Armenian nation mourned the victims of the events of 1915, sometimes characterised as the Armenian Genocide. From the Mother Church in Echmiadzin to the Cathedral of St James in Jerusalem, to small Churches of Armenian communities, including in Moslim countries, such as the ones in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah the Churches pealed their bells to remember those who died.
photo: The Cathedral of St James in Jerusalem, among the churches pealing their bells one hundred times on Thursday, 23 April 2015. (archive picture).
It is likely that opposition parties will rally around one of the leaders of the protest movement, although it is understood that apart from the candidacy of Nikol Pashinyan other options are being considered.
Nikol Pashinyyan, the leader of street protests who earlier forced the resignation of prime minister Serzh Sargsyan is insisting that a new prime minister is appointed who is not a member of the ruling Republican Party, to pave the way for early elections