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Armenia police clear 'electricity hike' protest camp in capital

Armenia police clear 'electricity hike' protest camp in capital
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Armenian police have cleared a protest camp in the capital Yerevan following two weeks of demonstrations over electricity prices. Thousands of people

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Armenian police have cleared a protest camp in the capital Yerevan following two weeks of demonstrations over electricity prices.

Thousands of people have been protesting over a proposed hike in the price of energy to take effect August 1.

The state regulatory commission decided in June that household electricity prices should rise after the distribution company. a subsidiary of Russian firm Inter RAO, citing a decline in the dram currency, asked for a price hike.

Protesters say it will lead to more price rises in the impoverished former Soviet republic.

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