51 injured in Yerevan clashes

Armenia Materials 21 July 2016 10:53 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 21


More than 50 people sought medical care in Yerevan hospitals after the clashes near the seized police station, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Armenian Ministry of Health July 21.

An armed group seized the headquarters of the police and interior troops in Erebuni, Yerevan, July 17, demanding the release of the participant of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, coordinator of the oppositional Armenian civil initiative ‘Founding Parliament’ Zhirayr Sefilyan.

"Twenty eight of fifty one people who sought medical care are police officers," said the message.

According to the message, the protesters threw stones at the law enforcement officers July 20 evening.

According to the protesters, the situation exacerbated because one of the protesters was allegedly detained by policemen, whom the protesters demanded to return, the message said.

The tensions calmed down later, following by police dispersing the protesters near the seized police station in Yerevan. All the protesters who were at the intersection, were taken to the police station.