Armenian demonstrators demand President’s ouster

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Armenian demonstrators demand President’s ouster

Tuesday, April 13, 2004 – Page A14

Yerevan — Thousands of Armenians marched on their country’s seats of power
yesterday to demand that President Robert Kocharian step down.

The protest was the latest in a wave to hit the former Soviet republic.

As many as 9,000 demonstrators filled the streets of Yerevan carrying signs
with slogans such as “Down with the illegitimate president!” and “Robert, go
away.” It was the fourth demonstration in a week against Mr. Kocharian, who
was re-elected a year ago last month in a vote the opposition says was
rigged.

“We are going to organize a sit-in in front of the seats of power and if the
police stop us, we will install ourselves where they stop us,” said Albert
Bazeiyan, a leader of the opposition Justice Party. AFP

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