Thousands Protest Sarksyns Pm Bid In Armenia Several Hurt In Scuffles

Thousands Protest Sarksyns Pm Bid In Armenia Several Hurt In Scuffles

YEREVAN - Around 6,000 gathered in Armenia's capital on Monday in protest at what the opposition calls a power grab by former president Serzh Sarksya

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YEREVAN – Around 6,000 gathered in Armenia’s capital on Monday in protest at what the opposition calls a power grab by former president Serzh Sarksyan and several people were injured in scuffles with police.

Hundreds of opposition activists have held rallies in recent weeks to protest at Sarksyan’s campaign to become prime minister after a constitutional amendment approved in 2015 that transfers governing powers to the premier from the presidency.

The number of protesters has grown to thousands in recent days with protesters blocking the center of Yerevan, capital of the former Soviet republic.

A Reuters correspondent saw at least three protesters with blood on their hands and legs after scuffles broke out in the city center. Local media quoted a hospital doctor as saying three policemen and one protester had been injured.

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