With the advent of the ceasefire, the old corrupt remnants have organized mobs demanding the democratically-elect government to step down, demanding that they get back into power.
These opportunists demand it at this time and in such a way exactly because they are not interested in democracy. Because those corrupt mayors and governors who will falsify votes for them are not in power anymore.
They weaponize and make use of the pain of the parents that have lost their 18-year-old sons in this war, not in any way different how Aliyev weaponizes the IDPs of the first war. I see no difference.
Worth noting that even the parents of the kids that died in the frontline didn't join in their protests and demands. These are the parents of the kids that organized and carried out the peaceful revolution in 2018, the parents of the progressive young that we've lost...
When these kids were demonstrating in 2018 they raised their hands in peace when the police shoved them, raised their hands when the hired thugs started brawls. Instead we see the same thugs that tried to intimidate these kids back in 2018 now storming building and looting.
We see them beating up people, a mob of 20-30 against 1 person. Because these thugs are cowards. I know their kind. I am too familiar with their kind. I am not a Diasporan, I'm a simple Echmiadzin girl, I've lived among these thugs my entire life.
I've seen these thugs terrorizing ordinary people in the streets, people who try crossing the narrow streets when these thugs were speeding through them in their humongous black hammers. They would come out of their hammers and beat up those people who tried to cross the street.
These thugs would demand bribes from small business-owners, from those that tried to make ends meet, those that tried to somehow develop our little town. These thugs would intimidate them, break their shop windows.
These thugs that head a thug-in-law with the name of Manvel. You know who i'm talking about. This is the kind of people that want to come back to power now, they have smelled blood.
I cannot express in words the revolt I feel now when I see the western journalists who closed their eyes and mouths during the bombing of Armenian civilians, those who cowered in front of a dictator, now covering these thugs attempts to come back to power.
To clarify: I do not in any oppose the fact that Pashinyan needs to have a strong opposition and be held accountable. But thugs and corrupt regime remnants are not that.

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10 Nov
I would like to see EU dare to speak up against Aliyev or Azerbaijan's human rights record from this point on. EU allowed and pretty much enforced Aliyev's dictatorial rule for life.
Oh yes, in the coming years you will see more journalists jailed, peace-activists beaten there. Do not dare act surprised.
Your both-sidism and silence gave the green light a dictator needed. And you knew very well that this war was about a dictatorship against a democracy. Power-hungry megalomaniac's threatened stance in the region. His manipulation of his own population. Of course you knew.
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