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Police haul off at least 80 protestors in Yerevan

April 17, 14:20 UTC+3 YEREVAN

Earlier in the day, the radical opposition blocked dozens of government buildings

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YEREVAN, April 17. /TASS/. Law enforcement officers in Armenia's capital Yerevan have hauled off 80 opposition activists, police spokesman Ashot Agaronian informed TASS on Tuesday.

"All detained individuals are suspected of committing administrative offenses," he said.

Earlier in the day, the radical opposition blocked dozens of government buildings. All downtown streets in Yerevan continue to be paralyzed. The police said the opposition’s actions were illegal but so far refrained from using force.

The Armenian parliament is holding a special meeting where the country’s new prime minister is due to be elected. The only candidate is former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan nominated by the ruling Republican Party and its coalition partner, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun).

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