Armenian Police Clear Protest Site In Yerevan | Small Journal News

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Police in Yerevan used force early on September 12 to push scores of demonstrators out of a central street they were blocking to protest a recent electricity price hike.

A total of 48 activists were detained. They were charged with administrative violations and released shortly afterward.

The protesters, mostly young people, had occupied a section of the Marshal Baghramian Avenue leading to the presidential palace after their leaders accused the government of not fulfilling its pledge to fully subsidize the higher electricity costs.

No To Plunder, a youth group that organized the protest, demanded that authorities completely scrap the 17-percent price increase approved by the government in June.

The protesters were stopped by riot police at an avenue section that was the scene of a two-week standoff between protesters and police in late June and early July, in protests that were dubbed Electric Yerevan.

Police demanded that protesters clear the street, but the protesters instead staged a sit-in after failing to break the police cordon.  Their leaders said they would stay put until their demands were met by the administration of President Serzh Sarkisian.

Police in Yerevan used force early on September 12 to push scores of demonstrators out of a central street they were blocking to protest a recent electricity price hike.

A total of 48 activists were detained. They were charged with administrative violations and released shortly afterward.

The protesters, mostly young people, had occupied a section of the Marshal Baghramian Avenue leading to the presidential palace after their leaders accused the government of not fulfilling its pledge to fully subsidize the higher electricity costs.

No To Plunder, a youth group that organized the protest, demanded that authorities completely scrap the 17-percent price increase approved by the government in June.

The protesters were stopped by riot police at an avenue section that was the scene of a two-week standoff between protesters and police in late June and early July, in protests that were dubbed Electric Yerevan.

Police demanded that protesters clear the street, but the protesters instead staged a sit-in after failing to break the police cordon.  Their leaders said they would stay put until their demands were met by the administration of President Serzh Sarkisian.

Source: Armenian Police Clear Protest Site In Yerevan | Small Journal News

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