An armed group has stormed a police station in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, taking hostages and calling for the release of “political prisoners”.
One officer was killed.
The group released a video urging supporters to the roads, and demanding several others and opposition leader Jirair Sefilian be freed.
Mr Sefilian has strongly criticised President Serge Sarkisian and his treatment of the conflict in the Nagorno Karabakh area.
The CivilNet paper identified the group as the Daredevils of Sassoun and said its members had released a video where they say: “Dear friends, citizens, Armenian nation, it has begun, we are doing this for you… Go out to the streets!”
This is not independently verified although civilNet said seven officers were being held hostage.