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Police in Armenia detain an opposition MP who has been leading anti-government protests

Police in Armenia have detained an opposition MP who has been leading anti-government protests. Nikol Pashinyan was picked up after Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan cut short a televised meeting between the two. During their three-minute confrontation Mr Pashinyan insisted that the PM should resign. Mr Sargsyan said it was "blackmail" and walked out. The opposition argues that a recent constitutional change is an effort by Mr. Sargsyan to retain power.

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