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Armenian police fire in air to disperse opposition protesters camping out in capital

Armenian police fire in air to disperse opposition protesters camping out in capital

Police in the Armenian capital have fired shots into the air and let off tear gas to disperse a large protest rally for the second time.
Early Saturday, police broke up the tent camp of hundreds of protesters, driving them off with batons. The tent camp had been set of up at a central square where tens of thousands of people had been rallying daily to protest allegedly fraudulent presidential elections. Opposition supporters later regrouped and about 15,000 came to a nighttime rally, which police broke up. Witnesses say tear gas was let off and shots fired into the air.


Updated : 2021-05-16 02:49 GMT+08:00