YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — Thousands of demonstrators were marching in Yerevan late on July 25 in support of a group of gunmen who have occupied an Armenian police station for more than a week.
The demonstrators chanted “unity” and called for bystanders to join them, swelling their numbers as the march progressed along the streets of the Armenian capital and the demonstrators arrived at Yerevan’s central Republic Square.
It was the largest gathering of support for the gunmen since the crisis began on July 17.
The march began on July 25 after military helicopters were seen flying over the occupied police building.
The presence of the helicopters prompted speculation that a military raid against the gunmen was imminent.
The gunmen set a police van on fire near the building earlier that day.