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Opposition Activists Freed After Clashes With Police

A close associate of opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian and a dozen other detained activists were set free on Tuesday night after spending several hours in custody following clashes with riot police in Yerevan.

The Armenian police said on Wednesday that most of them will be fined 50,000 drams ($120) each for resisting law-enforcement officers during street demonstrations against President Serzh Sarkisian’s inauguration for a second term.

Virtually all of the activists were detained during Hovannisian’s first attempt to stage a march to the presidential administration building in Yerevan with several hundred supporters. Riot police blocked their way on the city’s Marshal Bagramian Avenue early in the afternoon.

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