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YEREVAN. – The protest march, which got underway Monday in Armenia’s capital city Yerevan, reached the intersection of Amiryan and Mashtots Avenues.

At the intersection, however, the police formed a human wall and did not permit the marchers to move forward.

To note, the march is against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s state visit being conducted to Armenia on Monday.     

Subsequently, the police and the activists clashed, and five of the activists marching at the front line were detained, the Armenian reporter informs.   

The police have also formed a human wall and closed off Nalbandyan Street.

There are constant scuffles between the police and the demonstrators.

Earlier, and across the Armenian Government Building, the demonstrators handed to Aleksandr Ghazaryan, Head of the Government Department of Petitions and Complaints, their letter of petition, according to which Armenia must retract its decision to join the Russian-led Customs Union.

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