Azerbaijani opposition union holds unsanctioned rally in Baku
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 24 / Trend J. Babayeva /
The opposition Azerbaijani Union for Democracy held an unsanctioned rally in front of the Foreign Ministry on Sept. 24.
The protestors came out against the Madrid principles proposed for the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the opening of the Armenian-Turkish borders.
"About 50 people took part in the rally and as a result of clashes with the police, three participants were detained. The protestors presented a petition to the Ministry," Chairman of the Azadlig party, which enters the union, Ahmad Oruj, told Trend on Sept.24.
According to Oruj, the rally may be considered as valid. Activists of the Karabakh Liberation Organization and several non-governmental organizations also joined the rally.
Union for Democracy was founded by the opposition Classic Popular Front Party, Azadlig party and National Democracy Party after 2005 parliamentary election. Great Azerbaijan Party joined the union in early Sept. 2008 and People's Party - in Nov. The Union is advisory and cooperation body.
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