Radio Liberty: Armenian police urge protesters to leave occupied police post in Yerevan

Source : 112 Ukraine

The protests have been going on since July 17 when radical activists took control over patrol guard service post in the Armenian capital
19:17, 26 July 2016

The police statement, released on Tuesday afternoon, says that the demonstrations have been taking place in breach of the law – the protesters didn’t report to the local authorities about their intentions to hold any public actions (Radio Liberty).

The demonstration is underway since July 17, when the groups of approximately 30 armed protesters captured the building of patrol guard service post in Yerevan, killing a policeman and taking several more as hostages. The police say the activists attacked them, which made the law enforcers response with the use of tear gas and batons. The attackers later released the hostages, the next day after negotiations between the conflicting sides were held.

The protesters refuse to give up their weapons, demanding to release Jirair Sefilian, the detained leader of the Founding Parliament radical opposition movement. Sefilian, famous political figure, the veteran of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, was arrested last month under charges of illegal gun purchase and illegal gun storage. The activists also demand resignation of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.

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