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Old 06-23-2015   #1
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And who says there are not "other colored revolts brewing" in the rest of the areas controlled by Russia and Armenia is controlled by Russia.

Pic o the day. Defiance amid water cannons, arrests, broken cameras, phones https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0Eh9im_XdZU&t=11335 … #Yerevan #Armenia pic.twitter.com/hp6Ri7oMJl

Putin is now advising #Armenia's president on how to turn a small protest into an uprising...:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqIMijLrSx8&t
youtube.com/watch?v=fliCzwAJxds … So what's RT's story? Nazi-CIA coup to steal #Armenia away fr #Russia,right into NATO?pic.twitter.com/wdNkf71A8S

Rally in #Yerevan: Police use water cannons against protesters (videos) http://belsat.eu/en/articles/rally-y...st-protesters/ … #Armenia pic.twitter.com/2PyJjxC9Bs

Mass Arrests in Armenian Capital Accompanied by Police Profanity and Harassment (Video) - http://www.epress.am/en/2015/06/23/m...ent-video.html

Black humor about this demo using Russian propaganda terms----

The CIA raised electricity prices in Armenia as part of a fascist, anti-Russian plot to make people gay.

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youtube.com/watch?v=fliCzwAJxds … So what's RT's story? Nazi-CIA coup to steal #Armenia away fr #Russia,right into NATO?pic.twitter.com/wdNkf71A8S

Rally in #Yerevan: Police use water cannons against protesters (videos) http://belsat.eu/en/articles/rally-y...st-protesters/ … #Armenia pic.twitter.com/2PyJjxC9Bs

Mass Arrests in Armenian Capital Accompanied by Police Profanity and Harassment (Video) - http://www.epress.am/en/2015/06/23/m...ent-video.html …

Black humor about this demo using Russian propaganda terms----

The CIA raised electricity prices in Armenia as part of a fascist, anti-Russian plot to make people gay.
This is taking on a "Maidan" look and feel---

Happening now:after cruel dispersal in the morning today,ppl r on rally again in #Yerevan #Armenia, via @Ar_Avetisyan pic.twitter.com/Gw3YMicbLo
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Seems the Armenian President has learned from the "Maidan"--he is now going to met with 10 reps from the demonstrators and journalists and live stream the meeting.

BUT at the same time the Russian propaganda Corp. "News Media" is putting out that the demonstrators will run and hide when the first shots are fired--there has been a rumor floating that the police will clear the demonstration with force this evening.
Russia's Federation Council thinks events in Armenia are completely repeating first phase of coup in Ukraine.

Russia: 'Events in #Armenia repeat 1st phase of #Ukraine coup.' Ditto Budapest '56, Prague '68
? #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/yTuxF8Di4V
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Russia's Federation Council thinks events in Armenia are completely repeating first phase of coup in Ukraine.

Russia: 'Events in #Armenia repeat 1st phase of #Ukraine coup.' Ditto Budapest '56, Prague '68
? #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/yTuxF8Di4V
The Kremlin fears a Ukraine-style revolt in Armenia http://www.bloombergview.com/article...ion-in-armenia

youtube.com/watch?v=Jml_U9NRkpk … #ElectricYerevan LIVE. Could that yellow-blue guy be a CIA agent fr #Ukraine?pic.twitter.com/EfaOFrazl4

If Moscow Fails to Understand that Yerevan is Not a Maidan, That Alone Could Make It One, Markedonov Says http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com...tand-that.html

Russia practically controls the entire #Armenia's energy sector: http://neweasterneurope.eu/articles-...enian-protests

We will Win crowds chant at #ElectricYerevan protest @artakjournalist reporting 4 @CivilNetTV http://civilnet.am/live pic.twitter.com/2tnUNEdDqu
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The Kremlin fears a Ukraine-style revolt in Armenia http://www.bloombergview.com/article...ion-in-armenia

youtube.com/watch?v=Jml_U9NRkpk … #ElectricYerevan LIVE. Could that yellow-blue guy be a CIA agent fr #Ukraine?pic.twitter.com/EfaOFrazl4

If Moscow Fails to Understand that Yerevan is Not a Maidan, That Alone Could Make It One, Markedonov Says http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com...tand-that.html

Russia practically controls the entire #Armenia's energy sector: http://neweasterneurope.eu/articles-...enian-protests

We will Win crowds chant at #ElectricYerevan protest @artakjournalist reporting 4 @CivilNetTV http://civilnet.am/live pic.twitter.com/2tnUNEdDqu
Commentary intermittent English - Crowd has grown - human shield before police - priests intermediating - riot police have 3 water cannons

Armenian riot police now telling protestors/press/human chain to move away from barrier http://civilnet.am/live/#.VYraz1KZjTo … #ElectricYerevan #ոչթալանին

ElectricYerevan #ElectricArmenia protests spread to 4 more cities in #Armenia, including #Guymri. https://twitter.com/24todaynetua/sta...85018708684800

ElectricYerevan Night 3. Crowds growing bigger! pic.twitter.com/4fV16xkm9u
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Commentary intermittent English - Crowd has grown - human shield before police - priests intermediating - riot police have 3 water cannons

Armenian riot police now telling protestors/press/human chain to move away from barrier http://civilnet.am/live/#.VYraz1KZjTo … #ElectricYerevan #ոչթալանին

ElectricYerevan #ElectricArmenia protests spread to 4 more cities in #Armenia, including #Guymri. https://twitter.com/24todaynetua/sta...85018708684800 …

ElectricYerevan Night 3. Crowds growing bigger! pic.twitter.com/4fV16xkm9u
A new brilliant sarcastic page trolling #Russian #media. #ElectricYerevan #Russia #Armenia https://m.facebook.com/stoptehactivistspls … pic.twitter.com/doKVzDbxHK
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One has to admit that the Russian disinformation and propaganda campaign is actually quite good--they shifted on a dime for Armenia.

They were running out of topics for the Ukraine but seemed to have found new topics for Armenia.

US trained professional protestors at a Czech base to repeat Maidan in Yerevan. Nuland involved."
pic.twitter.com/1kznvdi7D7

Russian disinformation agency NTV reports "US may be behind Yerevan protests"
https://twitter.com/rentvchannel/sta...27313480749056 …

Armenia is part of my country, Russia. Their Maidan must be crushed at all costs. Like Tienanmen, for example" pic.twitter.com/HiKJcHp2QO
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One has to admit that the Russian disinformation and propaganda campaign is actually quite good--they shifted on a dime for Armenia.

They were running out of topics for the Ukraine but seemed to have found new topics for Armenia.

US trained professional protestors at a Czech base to repeat Maidan in Yerevan. Nuland involved."
pic.twitter.com/1kznvdi7D7

Russian disinformation agency NTV reports "US may be behind Yerevan protests"
https://twitter.com/rentvchannel/sta...27313480749056

Armenia is part of my country, Russia. Their Maidan must be crushed at all costs. Like Tienanmen, for example" pic.twitter.com/HiKJcHp2QO

Good to go back a reread this article:

http://euromaidanpress.com/2015/06/1...irillova-says/

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As a result of its propaganda effort at home, one that has seven main goals, Kseniya Kirillova says, the Kremlin has trapped itself in a situation in which Vladimir Putin can either continue to move toward a broader war or face the prospect of an explosion on the streets of Russian cities and towns. What he can’t do is “turn off the television.”

In a commentary for Novy Region-2 today, the Seattle-based analyst identifies these seven goals that the Kremlin is pursuing at home and shows how they leave the Russian leadership with few good choices and threaten both the Russian population and the world.

The seven goals she describes are:

1.A weakening of critical thought. Moscow’s domestic propaganda effort, she suggests, is directed in the first instance to block any critical thought about what is going on, to provide pre-packaged answers that people are simply to accept, and to drive them into “a situation of chaos and panic” where they will behave as a crowd with the crowd’s “archaic instincts.” To do so, the Kremlin-controlled media plays on the worst rather than the best instincts of the Russian people.

2.The Creation of the Image of the Enemy. Like its Soviet predecessors, the Russian government now is promoting the idea of a single enemy with tentacles reaching out to the world. Thus, the US is the main enemy, and all of its allies are labeled “’American puppets.’” RISI President Leonid Reshetnikov, a Kremlin advisor, delivers what is now the standard Moscow message: he says that it doesn’t matter whether Americans are Democrats or Republicans: both want to destroy Russia albeit in somewhat different ways. Ultimately, because Russia will resist, they will both turn to war.

3.Linking All Domestic Problems to Foreign Affairs. In order to silence any criticism of Russia’s mounting problems at home, Kirillova continues, Moscow propaganda seeks to exploit Russian patriotism and to link all problems to the actions of foreigners in general and the US in particular. That silences most Russians who know little about what is happening abroad and are prepared to accept that conspiratorial version of reality.

4.Stressing the Need for Consolidation of Society to Counter Military Threat. Related to the previous goal, Russian propaganda does not miss a chance to suggest that Russians have no choice but to unite given the foreign threat.

5.Putin Presented as Only Leader Capable of Opposing this Military Threat. No comment is necessary, Kirillova suggests.

6.Preparation for Inevitable Deprivations in ‘War Time.’ Given the threatening environment that Moscow media presents, she continues, Russians are encouraged to think that any deprivations they may face are “’a lesser evil’” of what is going to be the inevitable consequence of the current situation: a wider war. They are not encouraged in any case to think about the possibility of changing course.

7.West Must See Russia as Prepared for War. The only hope Russians are offered by Moscow propaganda is that if they show themselves willing to go to war, the West will conclude that it is too risky to oppose the Kremlin.
The problem becomes serious when you begin yourself to drink your own "koolaid"--that is dangerous simply because one loses touch to actual on the ground reality and decisions made tend then to be totally wrong and then 3rd order of effects takes over and spirals out of control.

Russian officials including Putin and his FM are actually getting now a tad paranoid.

Senior Russian official accused United States of orchestrating coup in Armenia" http://www.rferl.org/content/putin-w.../27091328.html

Russia will use its armed forces to counter any colour revolutions.
#AssadStyle
http://svpressa.ru/war21/article/125858/?vdim25061510
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One has to admit that the Russian disinformation and propaganda campaign is actually quite good--they shifted on a dime for Armenia.

They were running out of topics for the Ukraine but seemed to have found new topics for Armenia.

US trained professional protestors at a Czech base to repeat Maidan in Yerevan. Nuland involved."
pic.twitter.com/1kznvdi7D7

Russian disinformation agency NTV reports "US may be behind Yerevan protests"
https://twitter.com/rentvchannel/sta...27313480749056

Armenia is part of my country, Russia. Their Maidan must be crushed at all costs. Like Tienanmen, for example" pic.twitter.com/HiKJcHp2QO

2 Russian propaganda moguls of Armenian descent: "Armenia w/o Russia is the death of the nation."
#ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/zIu0XoZyla

Armenia youth protests were years in the making. Ppl want a govt that listens and is accountable. http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-06-2...e-years-making … #ElectricYerevan
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2 Russian propaganda moguls of Armenian descent: "Armenia w/o Russia is the death of the nation."
#ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/zIu0XoZyla

Armenia youth protests were years in the making. Ppl want a govt that listens and is accountable. http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-06-2...e-years-making … #ElectricYerevan
ElectricYerevan after midnight #Armenia #Yerevan pic.twitter.com/LaKC4pKBVE
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Good morning from Baghramyan Ave. #ElectricArmenia participants begin daily clean-up as protest enters its 7th day. pic.twitter.com/jw66o5G6tU
Russian media is the most hated thing in Armenia at the moment. Not Russia. Not Russians. #ElectricYerevan
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ElectricYerevan after midnight #Armenia #Yerevan pic.twitter.com/LaKC4pKBVE
Russians Watch Protests in Yerevan with Apprehension - or Inspiration http://bit.ly/1KfzjPe pic.twitter.com/B4tPRJPjHo

Crowd shouts "We are #Armenia !" Right now in #Yerevan pic.twitter.com/gw2MOfLv29

People yelling "Towards the barricades", "join us", "no to plunder" #electricyerevan pic.twitter.com/D3sURl4oE4

Protesters are blocking streets of #Yerevan in #Armenia #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/wS9lnWxwLB

youtube.com/watch?v=LPUy18-8TWs … Guy fr Yekaterinburg,#Russia: #ElectricYerevan 'must go' or face snipers+'NATO-drugged' thugs pic.twitter.com/HrVPv8BTzf
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Putin and His Entourage Can’t Imagine People Can Protest on Their Own, Eidman Says | The Interpreter http://www.interpretermag.com/putin-...n-eidman-says/ …

Russia robbed #Ukraine's people through corrupt gas deals
#Russia robs #Armenia's people through corrupt electricity deals
#ElectricYerevan


Westerners commenting on #Armenia's #ElectricYerevan on #Russia state propaganda sites are all NOT there, but "know" everything about it...

Scenes from #ElectricYerevan : Protesters passing out song sheets, learning & singing Sardarabad & other nat'l songs pic.twitter.com/dcVkyo3jm5

Must be called "The Strange Revolution" pic.twitter.com/tni0WVI7dg

ElectricYerevan Exposes #Kremlin's Mindset
http://www.rferl.org/content/electri.../27095362.html … pic.twitter.com/7IqGs4HSvi
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Scenes from #ElectricYerevan : Protesters passing out song sheets, learning & singing Sardarabad & other nat'l songs pic.twitter.com/dcVkyo3jm5

Must be called "The Strange Revolution" pic.twitter.com/tni0WVI7dg

ElectricYerevan Exposes #Kremlin's Mindset
http://www.rferl.org/content/electri.../27095362.html … pic.twitter.com/7IqGs4HSvi
Paradox ElectricYerevan against RU media lies about them being Maidan : because in fact they do believe in RU lies pic.twitter.com/43UfLuhun9

Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 90 times within 24 hours: http://en.trend.az/azerbaijan/karabakh/2411603.html … pic.twitter.com/MMQsgF8731
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Paradox ElectricYerevan against RU media lies about them being Maidan : because in fact they do believe in RU lies pic.twitter.com/43UfLuhun9

Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 90 times within 24 hours: http://en.trend.az/azerbaijan/karabakh/2411603.html … pic.twitter.com/MMQsgF8731
After Armenian prez offers "concession" by "suspending" electricity price, 7-day mark may be end of govt "patience" 4 #ElectricYerevan

Striking photos by @shelomovskiy of #ElectricYerevan http://bit.ly/1KhCh5Y

no matter what the outcome of #ElectricYerevan protests, there is no way to return to status quo; certain to be a long, hot & tense summer

Protesters not backing down #ElectricYerevan NOW http://civilnet.am/live pic.twitter.com/qECY0gfJvG

Armenian activists do not accept president's offer http://news.am/eng/news/274192.html … #ElectricYerevan
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After Armenian prez offers "concession" by "suspending" electricity price, 7-day mark may be end of govt "patience" 4 #ElectricYerevan

Striking photos by @shelomovskiy of #ElectricYerevan http://bit.ly/1KhCh5Y

no matter what the outcome of #ElectricYerevan protests, there is no way to return to status quo; certain to be a long, hot & tense summer

Protesters not backing down #ElectricYerevan NOW http://civilnet.am/live pic.twitter.com/qECY0gfJvG

Armenian activists do not accept president's offer http://news.am/eng/news/274192.html … #ElectricYerevan
youtube.com/watch?v=aAoA4eVZyaU … 'Singing & dancing phase.' (As in #Ukraine, war next, #Russia's Ivans say) #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/vfd391NCGH
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Russia has truly not learned a single thing out of the Maidan other than fear they will lose their power and money.

Armenia today


When a civil society stands up because they sense that their own government is providing them poor governance and or the lack of the rule of law--then that government will with time cease to exist--that is the lesson from the Maidan and it appears Armenians have their version of the Maidan just around the corner.

Martin Luther King and the concept of peaceful resistance in the face of police threatened violence seems to have made it to Armenia today just as it did in the Maidan..

The idiots never learn. Every time they attacked Maidan popular support and will to resist grew.

The crowd consists of youth, pensioners, women, children, 50,000+ #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/7N7ZYbJcxT

Thousands at #ElectricYerevan waiting for promised crackdown
Watch live:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap8g...ature=youtu.be … pic.twitter.com/I0atttfxLI

This is just precisely how Maidan was created by Yanukovych. https://twitter.com/Matthew_Kupfer/s...01349635080192

Also, Bishkek 2010: lethal force against protestors ended Bakiev's rule. C'mon post-USSR leaders, you should know this! #ElectricYerevan

TASS says : 2 APCs and trailers with barbed wire appeared at Bagramyan str.
Plus 2 water cannons.
#ElectricYerevan https://twitter.com/mynameisphilipp/...02164466688000

Police as far as the eye can see. #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/bswROm8nzA

Riot police & red berets stand ready at #ElectricYerevan, police continue warning protesters to clear the street pic.twitter.com/EYKnhQ3tvU

People as far as the eye can see. #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/jM0FzhyGEg

Dep Pol Chief addressing crowds again "there r provocateurs among u" & warning that police will use force to clear street #ElectricYerevan

“Provocateurs”—that was the same argument used at the Maidan by the Ukrainian Berkat Police---the crowds have been actually quite peaceful.

Police said they will use force if protestors remain at #Baghramyan #ElectricYerevan

Police at #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/iLLikHqM2W

Hotel near the events where lots of journos staying had electricity shut off about 20min before riot police started warning #electricyerevan

Politicians & celebrities including former ambassador to Russia standing between #ElectricYerevan protestors & police pic.twitter.com/IWatAbHMsO

Police seems to be preparing to disperse #ElectricYerevan at #Baghramyan. Hope there will be no violence in #Armenia tonight.

bagramyan street in #Yerevan right now. Standoff continues, nobody is ready to pull back pic.twitter.com/NnOXZMB8N2

Police evacuated children and pregnant women to Liberty square #ElectricYerevan #ոչթալանին

Confusion at #ElectricYerevan. @CivilNetTV has 2 crews working, warnings continue by police, some at Liberty Square pic.twitter.com/GA1JrjRiGw

After unsuccessful negotiations w/ police, frustrated MPs & people form human shield #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/SPxVmdEpr5

We are owners of our country"
#ElectricYerevan readies for a crackdown

Police clearing out press, saber rattling with shields. #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/3ANDcqj7HN

Police call the journos to leave the area and to not object to police actions. #ElectricYerevan
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Russia has truly not learned a single thing out of the Maidan other than fear they will lose their power and money.

Armenia today


When a civil society stands up because they sense that their own government is providing them poor governance and or the lack of the rule of law--then that government will with time cease to exist--that is the lesson from the Maidan and it appears Armenians have their version of the Maidan just around the corner.

Martin Luther King and the concept of peaceful resistance in the face of police threatened violence seems to have made it to Armenia today just as it did in the Maidan..

The idiots never learn. Every time they attacked Maidan popular support and will to resist grew.

The crowd consists of youth, pensioners, women, children, 50,000+ #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/7N7ZYbJcxT

Thousands at #ElectricYerevan waiting for promised crackdown
Watch live:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap8g...ature=youtu.be … pic.twitter.com/I0atttfxLI

This is just precisely how Maidan was created by Yanukovych. https://twitter.com/Matthew_Kupfer/s...01349635080192

Also, Bishkek 2010: lethal force against protestors ended Bakiev's rule. C'mon post-USSR leaders, you should know this! #ElectricYerevan

TASS says : 2 APCs and trailers with barbed wire appeared at Bagramyan str.
Plus 2 water cannons.
#ElectricYerevan https://twitter.com/mynameisphilipp/...02164466688000

Police as far as the eye can see. #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/bswROm8nzA

Riot police & red berets stand ready at #ElectricYerevan, police continue warning protesters to clear the street pic.twitter.com/EYKnhQ3tvU

People as far as the eye can see. #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/jM0FzhyGEg

Dep Pol Chief addressing crowds again "there r provocateurs among u" & warning that police will use force to clear street #ElectricYerevan

“Provocateurs”—that was the same argument used at the Maidan by the Ukrainian Berkat Police---the crowds have been actually quite peaceful.

Police said they will use force if protestors remain at #Baghramyan #ElectricYerevan

Police at #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/iLLikHqM2W

Hotel near the events where lots of journos staying had electricity shut off about 20min before riot police started warning #electricyerevan

Politicians & celebrities including former ambassador to Russia standing between #ElectricYerevan protestors & police pic.twitter.com/IWatAbHMsO

Police seems to be preparing to disperse #ElectricYerevan at #Baghramyan. Hope there will be no violence in #Armenia tonight.

bagramyan street in #Yerevan right now. Standoff continues, nobody is ready to pull back pic.twitter.com/NnOXZMB8N2

Police evacuated children and pregnant women to Liberty square #ElectricYerevan #ոչթալանին

Confusion at #ElectricYerevan. @CivilNetTV has 2 crews working, warnings continue by police, some at Liberty Square pic.twitter.com/GA1JrjRiGw

After unsuccessful negotiations w/ police, frustrated MPs & people form human shield #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/SPxVmdEpr5

We are owners of our country"
#ElectricYerevan readies for a crackdown

Police clearing out press, saber rattling with shields. #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/3ANDcqj7HN

Police call the journos to leave the area and to not object to police actions. #ElectricYerevan
Again it has been corruption that triggered this—the entire Armenia energy system and production is owned by Russia oligarchs and the solution the government offered the people was a government subsidy that in effect was going to be taken out of their own tax money so in effect the population was actually paying the subsidy—and the government “thought” the civil society would “accept” the compromise??

LIVE from #ElectricYerevan: frustration w/ the govt was raising in the last 2-3 years - @KarenaAv pic.twitter.com/O42tjNiDls

Here's the thing: #ElectricYerevan isn't Maidan, but using force against peaceful protestors is probably the best way to turn it into Maidan

ElectricYerevan: more people arrived at the street breaking lower police line. Crowd is cheering!

This priest just led the crowd in a prayer using a police megaphone. #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/1yvO9lv4mG

Hearing that a few thousand protesters on other side of police cordon, but not being let in. Crowd shouting 'unite!' #ElectricYerevan

To relieve some tension, check out this great new website http://electricyerevan.info/ for all things #ElectricYerevan, photos, videos, news etc.

People flooding back into Bagh. #electricyerevan

People on Baghramyan avenue continue their sit-in protest! #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/VzIbsgGQtm

The Kremlin's LieNews TV is at #ElectricYerevan to distort the truth for the audience back in Mother Russia! pic.twitter.com/sevPNFTljf

Respect to #ElectricYerevan - A most dignified, peaceful and determined protest. Any Police violence would be a crime.

Police force at end of baghramian blinked, thousands of people who were being blocked pour onto baghramian.

ElectricYerevan They have opened police line on Moscovyan side with people flooding in so it looks like police may be backing off.
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Again it has been corruption that triggered this—the entire Armenia energy system and production is owned by Russia oligarchs and the solution the government offered the people was a government subsidy that in effect was going to be taken out of their own tax money so in effect the population was actually paying the subsidy—and the government “thought” the civil society would “accept” the compromise??

LIVE from #ElectricYerevan: frustration w/ the govt was raising in the last 2-3 years - @KarenaAv pic.twitter.com/O42tjNiDls

Here's the thing: #ElectricYerevan isn't Maidan, but using force against peaceful protestors is probably the best way to turn it into Maidan

ElectricYerevan: more people arrived at the street breaking lower police line. Crowd is cheering!

This priest just led the crowd in a prayer using a police megaphone. #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/1yvO9lv4mG

Hearing that a few thousand protesters on other side of police cordon, but not being let in. Crowd shouting 'unite!' #ElectricYerevan

To relieve some tension, check out this great new website http://electricyerevan.info/ for all things #ElectricYerevan, photos, videos, news etc.

People flooding back into Bagh. #electricyerevan

People on Baghramyan avenue continue their sit-in protest! #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/VzIbsgGQtm

The Kremlin's LieNews TV is at #ElectricYerevan to distort the truth for the audience back in Mother Russia! pic.twitter.com/sevPNFTljf

Respect to #ElectricYerevan - A most dignified, peaceful and determined protest. Any Police violence would be a crime.

Police force at end of baghramian blinked, thousands of people who were being blocked pour onto baghramian.

ElectricYerevan They have opened police line on Moscovyan side with people flooding in so it looks like police may be backing off.
The way remarkable civil society uprising in post-Soviet Armenia is largely ignored by global media tonight is just sad
#ElectricYerevan


As #ElectricYerevan protests continue, the govt's problem: in tiny Armenia: everyone knows everyone, so police are less willing to crackdown

Chanting We Are the Owners of our Country, crowds going crazy at #ElectricYerevan as police continue to check bins

Reports of 50.000 people protesting in #Yerevan right now.
Protest against 9 Cent energy price increase turns into anti-govt movement.

People are bravely dancing and singing although police announces to use extra forces at 11 pm. #ElectricYerevan pic.twitter.com/LzFZvnADLc

Russia wants ppl to forget Maidan was a peaceful protest for accountable govt, for months til police & paid thug crackdown #ElectricYerevan

.@macbartkowski says #ElectricYerevan isn't pro-EU/anti-Russian, but "against corruption from their own country" pic.twitter.com/LsPTVLWflW

Be careful. Unmarked cars on Sayat Nova, the SE continuation of Baghramyan Ave, at Freedom Square. #ElectricYerevan https://twitter.com/Babken/status/615237437363597312
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Armenia: Drone captures electric Yerevan on 9th day of protests https://youtu.be/zlDL2j_v-Fc via @YouTube

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