Mongolia’s parliament held an “emergency” session on Monday to discuss the unrest in the capital, Ulaanbaatar.
And the website of the “Eagle TV” channel (independent) stated that the press service of Parliament “announced that an emergency session of members would be held via the Internet.”
Parliamentarians discussed in the session a proposal by the Ministers of Justice and the Interior regarding imposing a state of emergency in the capital due to the unrest, according to the site.
The site stated that the legislators decided “there is no need to declare a state of emergency,” stressing the need to take relevant measures based on national security recommendations.
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Earlier Monday, a group of demonstrators tried to block traffic along the central streets of the capital, set fire to a straw Christmas tree in the central square, and tried to storm the government palace, the Russian news agency Tass reported.
And Sunday, a protest march was organized in the Mongolian capital to demand that those responsible for exporting coal to China be held accountable, and that they bypass customs control.