YEREVAN — Reuters has included Armenian photographer Vahram Baghdasaryan’s photo in its 2015 Pictures of the Year.
The pictured was captured during the #ElectricYerevan protests against the power price hike in Armenia.
Thousands of protesters hit the streets in Yerevan on June 20-21 to protest a 7 dram (1.5 US cent) hike in electricity rates in Armenia. After being dispersed with water cannons, protesters returned to Baghramyan Avenue with even greater numbers, setting up camp behind a line of barricades improvised from dumpsters.
On July 6, in a quick pre-dawn operation, riot police dispersed youth activists from Baghramyan Avenue.