April 18
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YEREVAN. – After a short discussion activists protesting against hike in electricity prices once again decided to start a sit-in in Baghramyan Avenue. (photos)

Their way to president's residence is blocked by numerous police officers who formed a line and are equipped with with rubber batons and shields.

Members of the “No to Plunder” initiative marched to president's residence on Monday in a protest against hike in electricity prices. The police, however, blocked Baghramian Avenue, and subsequently, a sit-in was staged on the avenue.

On early Tuesday morning, the police dispersed the demonstration by using water cannon, and detained many activists and journalists, including an Armenian reporter. As a result of the clash, eighteen people sought medical assistance in hospitals, and 237 people were detained. A criminal case on charges of hooliganism has been launched.



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