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Investigative Committee: 8 people who took part in mass riots on June  12 have been taken into custody

Investigative Committee: 8 people who took part in mass riots on June  12 have been taken into custody

ArmInfo. A criminal case has been opened regarding the mass riots during the protest action on  June 12 in the center of the capital of Armenia, the press service of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia reports.

According to the source, large-scale investigative and procedural  actions are being carried out to establish the circumstances of the  incident.

The investigation has received information that on June 12, starting  at 19:30, a group of protesters did not obey the legal demands of  police officers ensuring the security of specially protected  facilities. At the same time, the group, pushing back the police  officers and putting pressure on them, tried to break through the  police cordon, simultaneously throwing bottles and other objects at  the law enforcement officers. In order to prevent further  developments, the police, after a preliminary warning, used special  means. However, a group of protesters, once again defying the lawful  demands of the police, complementing each other's actions, showing  disrespect for society and an open disdain for legal and moral norms,  demonstratively ignoring the rules of coexistence, committed  hooliganism.

In particular, according to the investigation, the peace of people  was disturbed, curses and obscene language were heard at the police  officers, they were pelted with stones, sticks, bottles and smoke  bombs, and the metal fence of the adjacent park was broken. The  Investigative Committee identified the actions of 12 participants who  committed the above-mentioned criminal acts. A preventive measure in  the form of detention was chosen for 8 persons, two were placed under  house arrest, and another was banned from leaving the country. The  police were instructed to detain another person on charges of  hooliganism as part of a group of persons and present him to the body  conducting the proceedings. In order to identify all participants in  the mass riots, the necessary investigative and operational-search  activities are ongoing.  On June 12, as a result of the use of  flash-bang grenades by the Police, 101 people were injured, including  18 police officers.

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