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Armenian police disperse protest after 2 weeks

Police cleared away barricades on Monday to unblock a central avenue in the Armenian capital that demonstrators had occupied for two weeks to protest hikes in electricity prices in the impoverished former Soviet nation. Police also detained 46 demonstrators who refused to disperse, but released all of them quickly. The protest organizers called on supporters to gather in the evening on nearby Freedom Square, but fewer than 1,000 turned up and they were outnumbered by police. Police have allowed demonstrations to be held on the square, where they don't disrupt traffic, but they appeared determined to prevent the protesters from taking to the streets again. The prolonged standoff...

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