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Clashes in Armenia as opposition rally turns ugly

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olence in the Armenian Capital as an opposition rally turns ugly.
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lice using stun grenades and tear gas to disperse the crowds. Local media say about 100 people were arrested and up to 60 injured. The protestors want President Serzh Sargsyan to step down, and are demanding the release of opposition leader Jirair Sefilian.
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The demonstrators also beck a group of armed men, who are holed up in a police station, which they seized in Yerevan. About 30 gunmen stormed the building 2 weeks ago, killing 1 officer, and taking 9 others hostage. The officers have since been released. But after a shootout, several doctors sent in to provide help, were also taken captive.
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The authorities are calling on the gunman to lay down their arms and have threatened to charge protestors with terrorism. But with more protests planned, the tough words are doing little to quell the anger on the streets.