Ереванский кризис в фотографиях

Полиция перекрыла улицы и стала задерживать жителей, собиравшихся в центре города.

Ереванский кризис в фотографиях

Полиция перекрыла улицы и стала задерживать жителей, собиравшихся в центре города.

People came to a demonstration down Mashtots Avenue in Yerevan on July 18 protesting against the illegal detention of dozens of activists by the police. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
People came to a demonstration down Mashtots Avenue in Yerevan on July 18 protesting against the illegal detention of dozens of activists by the police. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
The protesters demanded that the law enforcement agencies respect human rights. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
The protesters demanded that the law enforcement agencies respect human rights. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Sit-in protest in the centre of Yerevan for the right to peaceful rallies. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Sit-in protest in the centre of Yerevan for the right to peaceful rallies. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Activists tried to negotiate with Yerevan´s Police Chief Ashot Karapetyan. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Activists tried to negotiate with Yerevan´s Police Chief Ashot Karapetyan. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
 On the territory of the blocked streets, police are building up their presence. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
On the territory of the blocked streets, police are building up their presence. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
For several days, police cordons have been on duty around the clock. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
For several days, police cordons have been on duty around the clock. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
For several days, police cordons have been on duty around the clock. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
For several days, police cordons have been on duty around the clock. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Sometimes there are clashes between the police and the people who have gathered, July 19, 2016. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Sometimes there are clashes between the police and the people who have gathered, July 19, 2016. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
The situation is tense around the blocked streets because of a lack of information. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
The situation is tense around the blocked streets because of a lack of information. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Sometimes there are clashes between the police and the people who have gathered. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Sometimes there are clashes between the police and the people who have gathered. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
A woman wants to convince the police not to use force against civilians. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
A woman wants to convince the police not to use force against civilians. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Activists set up barricades against the police. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Activists set up barricades against the police. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
 Police at the site. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Police at the site. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
 A young woman in front of a police cordon. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
A young woman in front of a police cordon. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Activists use rubbish containers as obstacles against the police. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Activists use rubbish containers as obstacles against the police. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
For the third day, special police forces are on duty in Khorenatsi Street, which leads to the captured police station. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
For the third day, special police forces are on duty in Khorenatsi Street, which leads to the captured police station. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
The opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan, who has become an unofficial mediator between the rebels and the police, tells people about the latest news and developments. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
The opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan, who has become an unofficial mediator between the rebels and the police, tells people about the latest news and developments. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Residents who live near the blocked streets are watching the situation. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Residents who live near the blocked streets are watching the situation. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Thursday, 21 July, 2016

17 июля в столице Армении Ереване вооруженная группа, состоящая более чем из десяти человек, захватила полицейский участок и взяла нескольких заложников, в том числе и заместителя начальника полиции Армении. Хотя впоследствии несколько заложников были освобождены, напряженное противостояние продолжалось в течение последних пяти дней.

Вооруженные лица состоят в маргинальном оппозиционном движении Учредительный парламент. Они требовали освобождения своего лидера Жирайра Сефиляна, который был арестован в прошлом месяце, и отставки президента Армении Сержа Саргсяна.

Полиция перекрыла улицы, ведущие к полицейскому участку, и стала задерживать жителей, собиравшихся в центре города.

Вечером 20 июля полиция вступила в столкновение с толпой из нескольких сотен демонстрантов, выражавших поддержку вооруженным лицам. На следующее утро, министерство здравоохранения сообщило о том, что был госпитализирован 51 человек, в том числе 29 полицейских.

Насилие началось после того, как полиция не разрешила передать захватчикам заложников еду, которую принесли демонстранты.

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