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Armenian protesters drive truck full of snow into capital, start snowball fight (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Armenian protesters drive truck full of snow into capital, start snowball fight (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Supporters of newly elected Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan celebrated in extraordinary fashion by unloading a truck full of ice in the capital Yerevan and staging a mass snowball fight.

The bizarre skirmish heralded in a new era as opposition leader was voted into power by parliament at the expense of former Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who had been briefly elected to the post after a decade as Armenia’s president.

Armenia’s parliament elected Pashinyan in a 59 to 42 vote on Tuesday. Images from the city of Yerevan show the impromptu ice fight that broke out following the results.

In one clip, a large orange dump truck used to transport lumps of snow and ice can be seen driving away from the scene.

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Pashinyan on his victory on Tuesday, stating his hope for “strengthening of friendly allied relations.”

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