Azeri police fire rubber bullets at rally against violence in military (PHOTOS)

18d6azerbaijan rally police violence Azeri police fire rubber bullets at rally against violence in military (PHOTOS)

“No to deaths in the army,” shouted protesters at therally which gathered around 500 people at the Fountains Square inthe city center, as estimated by Reuters.The demonstration was organized mainly via Facebook by youngopposition activists, including the Nida (outcry) movement, whichsaw three of its members arrested on Thursday after being accusedof plans to bring Molotov cocktails to the rally. The police say they resorted to violence after their attempts toreason with the crowd through the loudspeakers failed.The protest is one of a series of actions provoked by the suddendeaths of soldiers Jeyhun Gubadov and Seymour Allakhverdiev onJanuary 7 and February 28, respectively.Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry claims Gubadov died of a heartattack, while Allakhverdiev committed suicide, but the relatives ofthe late servicemen, as well as the protesters, believe that themen were murdered.

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Azeri police fire rubber bullets at rally against violence in military (PHOTOS)

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