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Pension Protesters Clash Police


and police scuffle in front of the Ministry of Finance in Yerevan. 7, 2014. (Photo: Photolur)

(RFE/RL)—Hundreds of mostly young scuffled with riot in Yerevan on Friday in continuing against a controversial reform of pension system initiated by the

The police used force the protesters and detained three of after they blocked a adjacent to the Armenian Ministry of All three men were set free in the day.

The crowd organized by the Dem Em (I Am Against) group demonstrated outside the building in the city center to Finance Minister Davit for his warnings issued to public and employers.

Sargsian said week that the employers face fines if they to enforce the reform requiring aged 40 and younger to save for despite its suspension by the Constitutional in late January. The court is to open on March 28 hearings on the of the unpopular measure challenged by four main opposition

Opponents of the reform say that tax are therefore not allowed to deduct 5 of workers’ gross wages at until a ruling on the case. officials, including Sargsian, the opposite.

“The minister has a person extorting money,” Manukian, a Dem Em leader, shouted a megaphone outside the ministry Manukian and other protesters that Sargsian come out of the and meet them in public.

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The 36-year-old minister refused to do sending instead the chief of his Karen Tamazian, to talk to the protesters. “This is demagogy,” told them. “This is not an of dialogue.”

Tamazian also that Sargsian is ready to representatives of the protesters in his office. The rejected the offer before coins at the building and blocking the Police officers swiftly force to unblock it.

The scuffles followed an attempted by an elderly man who joined the demonstration. Aghabekian, 67, poured gasoline himself and tried to set himself on Police officers were to stop him doing that.

before the apparent … Aghabekian urged the much people to keep up their brandishing his Soviet-era bank books. He said the lifelong were wiped out by hyperinflation in the 1990s.

Hundreds of thousands of Armenians suffered similar losses at the time. The fate of cash deposits is one of the main of workers opposed to the reform. say that they may similarly be to retrieve their pension after retirement.

Government officials counter the two private pension funds to handle their money are by renowned European asset firms. One of them is a joint between Austria’s C-QUADRAT and Germany’s Talanx Asset The other, Amundi-ACBA, is a subsidiary of the banks Credit Agricole and Generale.

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