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Armenian Police Disperse Crowd Protesting Rise In Power Prices

Armenian police used force and water cannons to clear a demonstration in central Yerevan after an overnight standoff with activists protesting against rising electricity prices. In the early hours June 23, special police forces moved to disperse a crowd of hundreds of protesters who spent more than nine hours seated in the street not far from the presidential compound.


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Karapet Sahakian, a photojournalist with Panorama.am, is detained by police in Yerevan.
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Karapet Sahakian, a photojournalist with Panorama.am, is detained by police in Yerevan.

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RFE/RL Armenian Service journalist Sisak Gabrielyan was beaten by the police while reporting from downtown Yerevan.
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RFE/RL Armenian Service journalist Sisak Gabrielyan was beaten by the police while reporting from downtown Yerevan.

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