Eight killed in Armenia protests over presidential poll rsults

March 2nd, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by admin  

RIA Novosti
Yerevan, March 2 (RIA Novosti) Eight people have been killed in the Armenian capital in clashes between police and demonstrators protesting the presidential election results, the police said Sunday. “The Prosecutor General’s Office is investigating the circumstances of those people’s death. The number of those injured is being verified,” police said.

Armenian riot police Saturday used tear gas and electric stun guns to disperse thousands of supporters of President Levon Ter-Petrosyan who was defeated by Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisyan in the Feb 19 vote.

Sarkisyan gained 52.8 percent of the vote against the incumbent’s 21.5 percent. Protesters said the polls were rigged.

The president declared a state of emergency late Saturday over violence.
RIA Novosti

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