Electricity Price Hike Protests Result in Arrests, Clashes with Police

Police drag a No to Plunder protester from the crowd on Tuesday
Police drag a No to Plunder protester from the crowd on Tuesday

Police drag a No to Plunder protester from the crowd on Tuesday

YEREVAN—As has been promised for weeks, the “No to Plunder” movement, which mobilized tens of thousands of Armenians in June to stage a two-week sit-in at Baghramyan Avenue, staged another protest on Tuesday, which began at Lover’s Park and moved to Republic Square.

At Republic Square the group of protesters were met by another group of protesters from the “Rise Up Armenia” group and proceeded to march toward the presidential palace on Baghramyan Avenue.

Protesters clashed with police as several members of the “No to Plunder” movement were arrested and were released within hours and returned to the protests.

There, the organizers, once again outlined their demands, specifically urging President Serzh Sarkisian to honor his pledge of the government subsidizing the electricity price hike until the results of a scheduled audit are announced.

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  1. Jacque said:

    It’s funny how, when you put an Armenian in power or put him in uniform forgets his roots and thinks his above all. Rulers without people to rule are useless and if Armenia’s government don’t realize that very soon they are going to have a country with no people to govern. The decline in birth and the exodus from Armenia is a proof.

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