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.
Someone drove a truck full of ice into the centre of Yerevan and started a snowball fight! pic.twitter.com/FjoBOCaJd8— Bradley Jardine (@Jardine_bradley) May 8, 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Pashinyan on his victory on Tuesday, stating his hope for “strengthening of friendly allied relations.”