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Clashes between police and protesters in Yerevan, dozens detained

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The leader of the Civil Contract opposition party, MP Nikol Pashinyan, and his supporters blockaded all the government facilities on Republic Square and the Government House in central Yerevan.

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Opposition leader urges allies to blockade Armenia’s government facilities

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Turkey’s Erdogan announces snap elections on June 24

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