Published January 14, 2015
Armenian police say eight people were killed and 33 officers injured in clashes between police and protesters angry over alleged election fraud.
Police spokesman Sayat Shirinian announced the deaths in a statement Sunday. He did not say whether the eight killed were protesters or police, or give other details.
The president declared a 20-day state of emergency late Saturday night following a day of violence between police and some 15,000 demonstrators.
Troops and armored vehicles patrolled the main streets of Armenia's capital Sunday. The opposition leader also has appealed for calm.