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Armenia: Protesters and police scuffle outside parliament02:33

Armenia: Protesters and police scuffle outside parliament

Armenia, Yerevan
October 5, 2015 at 17:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of activists marched to the centre of Yerevan, Monday, to oppose constitutional reforms planned by the government.

The protesters gathered at Freedom Square before rallying outside the Parliament building, holding flags of Armenia and placards reading "No" - in reference to an upcoming referendum vote on the reforms. Upon their arrival at the parliament building a group of activists tried to afix a poster reading "No" on a hedge without police permission. A total of 17 activist were detained following scuffles, including the lawyer Tigran Yegoryan, who was representing the "Europe in Law Association" NGO.

According to the constitutional reforms the semi-presidential republic will adopt a parliamentary system.

Armenia: Protesters and police scuffle outside parliament02:33
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Hundreds of activists marched to the centre of Yerevan, Monday, to oppose constitutional reforms planned by the government.

The protesters gathered at Freedom Square before rallying outside the Parliament building, holding flags of Armenia and placards reading "No" - in reference to an upcoming referendum vote on the reforms. Upon their arrival at the parliament building a group of activists tried to afix a poster reading "No" on a hedge without police permission. A total of 17 activist were detained following scuffles, including the lawyer Tigran Yegoryan, who was representing the "Europe in Law Association" NGO.

According to the constitutional reforms the semi-presidential republic will adopt a parliamentary system.

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