Facebook appeared to be blocked for a period in Armenia Sunday, according to locals on Twitter.

Only one day after Twitter was throttled in Turkey during an ill-fated coup attempt, social media again seemed to become a target during unrest in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan. Facebook has been approached for comment.

The Armenian security service said that armed men had stormed a police headquarters in Yerevan Sunday and were holding hostages, Reuters reported. Negotiations are underway with the group, which is calling for the release of Jirair Sefilian who was arrested in June. Sefilian is an opposition activist and critic of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan. Read more…

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Facebook reportedly blocked in Armenia during unrest in the capital