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24 Dec 2018 | 12:01 PM UTC

Armenia: Ongoing protests in Yerevan December 24

Armenia News Alert

Protests ongoing in Yerevan December 24 to denounce the release of former defense minister; avoid all gatherings

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/24/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/27/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Yerevan). COUNTRY/REGION Yerevan


A protest is ongoing as of Monday, December 24, in the capital Yerevan, to denounce the release on bail of former defense minister, Manvel Grigoryan, who was briefly arrested on corruption charges and illegal possession of firearm on December 21. Protesters gathered in front of the Ministry of Justice building and reportedly moved to the Prosecutor General's Office. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are anticipated in the area in the coming hours. Further demonstrations are possible in the near term.


Individuals in Yerevan are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid protests and demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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