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More than 100 people injured in protest in Yerevan

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun14,2024

More than 100 people were injured at the protest in Yerevan

Photo: Police flashlight a grenade exploded during a rally against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan, Armenia

During the protests in Yerevan on Wednesday, June 12, 101 people were injured, including both protesters and police officers . This was reported by the Public Radio of Armenia. with reference to the Ministry of Health, Radio Liberty reports.

85 people were discharged after receiving the necessary medical care, the rest continue to receive treatment – They were diagnosed with mild and moderate injuries.

As the Armenia Today telegram channel reports, citing the press secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 18 police officers were injured during the protests.

Protests in Armenia have not subsided for several weeks. On June 12, several thousand people gathered in the square in front of the Armenian Parliament building. The demonstrators demanded the resignation of the current Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and his government. Most of them – supporters of the “Tavush for the Motherland” movement. They propose the leader of the movement, Archbishop Bagrat Galstanyan, as a new candidate for the post of prime minister.

On the evening of Wednesday, June 12, during a government meeting, protesters began to dismantle the fences around the parliament building, trying to break through to the entrance. In response, the police began to disperse the demonstration; they used stun grenades against the protesters. Dozens of people were detained.

The reason for the rallies in Armenia was territorial concessions to Azerbaijan, to which Armenia promised to transfer several border villages. The parties signed delimitation documents at the end of April. The procedure for determining the position of the borders was to begin in four villages in the Tavush region. They are located in a neutral zone between the positions of the armies of the two countries.

The Investigative Committee of Armenia announced the initiation of a criminal case against the detainees under the article on mass riots.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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