Clashes start in Yerevan between ex-presidential candidate’s supporters and police
Clashes between police and supporters of the former Armenian presidential candidate Raffi Hovannisian, trying to get to the presidential residence, have erupted in the centre of Yerevan, News-Armenia reported.
The rally participants started throwing at the law enforcement authorities candles considered for previously planned procession to the memorial. In response, the police began to drive back the protesters.
Presidential elections were held in Armenia on February 18. According to the official results, the incumbent President Serzh Sargsyan won the presidential elections with 58.64 percent of the votes. Raffi Hovannisian ranked second with 36.74 percent.