Thousands of people took to the streets of Armenia's capital on June 22, 2015 to rally against the government’s decision to raise electricity prices for households by 17-22%. The landlocked country of 3.2 million in the Caucasus mountain region straddling Europe and Asia has suffered severe economic setbacks due to ongoing international disputes involving its neighbors. Protesters accuse President Sargsyan of hiking power tariffs and failing to stem poverty in the nation.
Members of the "Stand Up, Armenia!" movement are calling on all those against electricity tariffs hike to gather on Friday in Yerevan.
Armenian police have begun dispersing protesters against the hike in electricity tariffs in the country's capital of Yerevan, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the scene Monday.
Protests prompted by the rise in household electricity prices have spread from the Armenian capital to the country’s second largest city.
About 200 protesters remained in the center of Armenia’s capital Yerevan for the overnight protest against the electricity price hike.
A sit-in protest at a central square of Armenia’s capital Yerevan ended early Tuesday, with activists saying they would draft a plan on how to avoid the government-proposed hike in power bills.
Police in Armenia’s capital Yerevan have detained a protester who was calling for armed action amid a demonstration against a hike of electricity fees planned by the government.
The Armenian government will assume the burden related to the increase of electricity tariffs, President Serzh Sargsyan said at a meeting with officials responsible for the country's economic policy, local News of Armenia reported.
The mass protests in Yerevan are not aimed against Russia, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said when meeting on Friday with Russia’s Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov.
According to local media reports, participants in the ongoing protests in the Armenian capital of Yerevan rejected the prime minister’s request to clear one of the city's central avenues.
Armenia's "Electric Yerevan" protests against a hike in power tariffs coincide with Armenia's sale of a massive complex of dams to a little-known US company with US government approval. We look at how it could impact US influence in the region.
Upwards of 15,000 protesters have gathered in the streets of central Yerevan, Armenia, vowing to block off traffic and saying that they would not leave the streets until police release over 230 participants of Monday's protests detained early this morning.
Police arrested 237 participants of Monday's protests against rising electricity rates in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, local media have reported.
Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Armenia’s capital city Yerevan to protest rising electricity prices.