Protesters gather during a rally against a recent decision to raise public electricity prices in Yerevan, Armenia, June 22, 2015. REUTERS/Hayk Baghdasaryan/Photolure
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Nearly 6,000 demonstrators rallied in the Armenian capital Tuesday after riot police used water cannon to break up an earlier protest against electricity price hikes.Some 4,000 protesters marched on the presidential palace on Monday, accusing President Serzh Sarkisian's government of failing to combat poverty in the landlocked Caucasus nation.In the early hours of Tuesday, riot police forcefully broke up the protest, using water cannon to disperse the rally in the most serious confrontation between protesters and police in the past few years.
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