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136 detained during clearing of the protest in Yerevan
19:13, 21 July 2016
136 detained during clearing of the protest in Yerevan

50 wounded, including 28 policemen, armed rebels keep hostages for 5 days already

19:13, 21 July 2016

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136 demonstrators were detained during clearing of the protest in Yerevan. This was announced by the press service of Armenian police.

The number of victims of the clashed is over 50, including 28 policemen, according to the Health Ministry of the country. As we reported earlier, yesterday protesters gathered near the captured police station, where the armed rebels keep hostages for 5 days already.

They demanded not to use weapons to release the building, whereupon the clashes began.

See also: 51 victims of clashes in Yerevan reported

Police used tear gas against the demonstrators and stun grenades in the evening of 20 July. The protesters were throwing stones, bottles and firecrackers, barricades were built from garbage cans.

Eventually police took the situation under its control. More than 50 persons were detained.

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