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What Was #ElectricYerevan?
21 September, 2015

Armenia’s Brave Uprising, Explained

Electric Yerevan. June, 2015. Photo: Hromadske

 

In late June 2015, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Armenia’s capital Yerevan to protest a planned 17 percent hike in electricity prices. Protesters demanding the government rescind the price hikes began blocking Yerevan’s downtown Baghramyan Avenue. Dubbed “Electric Yerevan,” the protests drew global attention when protesters resisted police attempts to clear the protesters in the early hours of June 23rd.

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What Was #ElectricYerevan?