Protests in Armenia transformed into riots

Saturday, 30 July, 2016 - 15:15

Riot police in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, have clashed with supporters of an terrorists barricaded with hostages inside a police station.

Dozens of protesters were hurt. Three gunmen were wounded in earlier clashes.

The group stormed the building nearly two weeks ago seeking the release of "political prisoners" including opposition leader Jirair Sefilian who arrested because of criminal activity.

Police with truncheons and stun grenades charged at protesters shouting "Free independent Armenia" and "Serge, leave!".

"Katehon" think tank predicts rise of violence and political pressure from U.S. embassy in Armenia. Current conflict seems like next colored revolution directed against pro-Russian Armenian President.