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Fresh Clashes In Armenian Capital Between Police And Protesters

Riot police used stun grenades, tear gas and batons as they clashed with hundreds of protesters in the Armenia capital, Yerevan, on the night of July 29 near a police compound occupied by an armed opposition group. The violence erupted amid the sound of gunshots and explosions coming from the compound located in a southern district of the city. Riot police tried to prevent demonstrators who back the opposition group from reaching the besieged building. RFE/RL’s Armenian Service said three of its correspondents reporting from the protest were beaten with batons, apparently by plainclothes policemen. (RFE/RL's Armenian Service)