17 Mar '11, 4pm

Thousands rally in Armenia: YEREVAN: Thousands of opposition protesters rallied in the capital of ex-Soviet Arme...

Thousands rally in Armenia: YEREVAN: Thousands of opposition protesters rallied in the capital of ex-Soviet Arme...

YEREVAN: Thousands of opposition protesters rallied in the capital of ex-Soviet Armenia on Thursday to demand the government's resignation, an AFP correspondent reported. Opposition leaders said they were hoping to emulate the Arab world uprising, but the ruling party has said it will not submit to ultimatums. Armenian civil rights groups accused the authorities of blocking roads and disrupting public transport in the provinces to prevent people from attending the demonstration, although officials have denied this. The rally follows another demonstration earlier this month attended by more than 10,000 people -- the largest in Armenia since post-election protests in 2008 ended in clashes with riot police that left 10 people dead. Raffi Hovhannisian, the US-born leader of the moderate Heritage party -- the main opposition force in parliament, has also been on a hunger strike...

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