Electricity protesters swarm streets of Armenian capital

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Drone footage captured thousands of anti-government protesters swarming the center of Yerevan on Friday night. The protests, which began as a reaction to rising electricity prices, have now been going on for seven days. On June 17, the Public Services Regulatory Committee (PSRC) announced that energy prices would be increased by 16 percent, raising them for the third time in three years. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has reportedly offered to meet a small group of activists, but the protesters are said to have rejected the proposition.