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Three Days of Protest For our Freedom: IN PICTURES

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Georgian parliament building in Tbilisi on May 12 to protest an overnight antidrug raid by police on two popular nightclubs in the capital. The raids drew criticism for what some called an excessive use of police force against clubgoers. Gakharia met with …

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Armenia’s Prime Minister Resigns Amid Large-scale Protests


Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled Armenia for 10 years, resigned Monday as prime minister after thousands of people poured into the streets to protest his political maneuvering to cling to power in this former Soviet republic. The stunning development touched off jubilation in the capital, Yerevan, with car horns blaring and …

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Electric Yerevan – Protests Enter Seventh Day

Electric Yerevan

Mass protests in the Armenian capital against a hike in electricity tariffs entered their seventh day on Thursday, with both government figures and opposition leaders refusing to blink in a deepening standoff that has brought parts of Yerevan to a standstill. Hovik Abrahamyan, the Armenian prime minister, accused protesters of …

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