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 Dispersion of rally in Yerevan: Over 100 people arrested, 60 hospitalized. PHOTOS

The number of people arrested during clashes with the police at the captured police station in Armenian capital has increased to 100. The number of those hospitalized has reached 60.

Interfax-Ukraina agency reports citing official sources, Censor.NET writes.

"Over 100 people were apprehended," police spokesman Achot Agaronian said.

According to the Armenian Health Ministry, 42 people were brought to Surb Grigor Lusavorich medical center; two of them are in severe condition. One of them underwent an eye surgery, while the other has multiple burns. Erebuni medical center received 12 wounded; one of them is an severe condition.

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Five wounded policemen are treated in the Erebuni medical center at the moment. One of them has a gun-shot wound to the abdomen and is undergoing a surgery.

See more: Armed people attacked district police station in Yerevan, took hostages. PHOTOS

The police apprehended 50 people after clashes at the seized police station. 30 more people were hospitalized. An armed group supporting Zhirayr Sefilian, a fierce opposition leader arrested in June, seized the Erebuni police station in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, July 17. Artur Vanoyan, a police officer, was killed and six people (five policemen and an attacker) were wounded in a shootout that occurred on early Sunday morning, July 17. The attacker demanded to release Sefilian, arrested a month ago on suspicion of illegal possession of weapons by a group of persons.

On July 23, all the hostages were released. Deputy head of Armenian Police Major-General Vardan Yeghiazarian and deputy chief of Yerevan Police Colonel Valeriy Osipian were released the last. Still, the aggressors refused to lay down their arms and continued to hold the police building.

After that, the militants took doctors who came to help the wounded as hostages.

PHOTOS: News.am
 
 
 
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