60 injured in dispersion at Yerevan’s captured police station (UPDATE)

Armenia Materials 30 July 2016 02:55 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 30


02:55 (GMT+4) The number of people hospitalized after the dispersion of protesters near a captured police building in the country’s capital has gone up to 60, press secretary of Armenia’s Ministry of Health, Anahit Aytayan, said.

"Sixty people were hospitalized as a result of the police dispersion of demonstrations held around the territory of the patrol police building captured by an armed group in Yerevan," Aytayan said, News.am reported.

02:04 (GMT+4) Preliminary reports show that 38 people got injuries in clashes in Yerevan, spokesperson for Health Ministry Anahit Harutyunyan said, News.am reported.

Police used tear gas and stun grenades on Friday evening while dispersing demonstrators near seized police headquarters in Yerevan. Journalists are among the injured.

00:57 (GMT+4) At least 30 people were injured as a result of clashes between protesters and police in Yerevan, Interfax reported.

00:43 (GMT+4) At least 15 people were injured during dispersal of the demonstration in Yerevan, Interfax reported.

According to the information, about 50 people were detained.

Rally started on Freedom Square in Armenian capital in support of the armed group that seized the police building in Yerevan July 29.

The 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 opposition Armenian civil initiative ‘Founding Parliament’ Zhirayr Sefilyan.