Opposition MP: Four policemen injured due to clashes with protesters in Yerevan

Source : 112 Ukraine

Activists demand resignation of the Armenian government
23:02, 19 July 2016


According to Nikol Pashynian, MP from Armenian National Congress, the opposition party in Armenia, four policemen suffered injuries due to the fight between protesters and the law enforcers in Yerevan (Interfax-Ukraine).

‘People tried to break into a guarded area, which provoked the clash. The wounded policemen were hospitalized. These are not gunshot wounds; people threw stones on the law enforcers’, Pashynian said.

News Armenia report that the protesters are now trying to break through the police cordon on the territory adjacent to the captured police post in the Armenian capital. The protesters are building barricades.

The clashes started as the activists heard the gunfire. They decided that the police tried to retake the police post’s building. Later, it turned out that the protesters were the ones who shot in the air.

On July 17 in Yerevan, a group of unidentified gunmen captured the police post. The activists demanded to release the captured opposition MP, who had been arrested by the police earlier, and to disband the government. A policeman deceased during the shooting, two more were wounded.

Earlier today, several dozens of activists held a demonstration to support the rebels, but they were dispersed.     

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