Friday, June 26, 2015

#ARMENIA: Gov't Refuses To Bend As Nearly 10k Protest Electricity Rate Hike

[world politics news]

Nearly 10,000 protesters demonstrated for the seventh day to protest the government's plans to raise electricity tariffs by more than 16% starting in August. Pres. Serzh Sargsyan says the $3/month charge is aimed at ending periodic power shut-offs that endanger the economy, and promised aid to poor families.

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