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Electric Yerevan – Protests Enter Seventh Day

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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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Police Use Force to Clear Baghramian Avenue Protest Site

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The Armenian police used force and special means to clear the site of sit-in demonstration in a central Yerevan street after a night of standoff with activists protesting against rising electricity prices. In the early hours on Tuesday, special police forces used water cannons and other equipment to disperse the …

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Thousands in Yerevan Protest Against Electricity Tariff Rise


Several thousand people protested on Monday in the Armenian capital Yerevan against a recent decision to raise public electricity prices. About 5,000 demonstrators marched to the presidential headquarters but were stopped by riot police and began a sit-in protest on the road, blocking traffic. The protest, which was organised by …

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