Thousands protest in Armenia over election result

Armenia Materials 20 February 2008 16:48 (UTC +04:00)

(Reuters) - Thousands of opposition supporters gathered in Armenia's capital on Wednesday to protest at a presidential election they say was rigged to give victory to Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan.

The protesters, supporters of opposition challenger Levon Ter-Petrosyan, chanted "Levon! Levon!" and "Serzh: leave!". A Reuters reporter at the scene estimated the numbers of protesters at between 15,000 and 20,000.