The National Council of Democratic Forces held a rally on April 8 at Mahsul Stadium under the theme of “End to Plunder!” and “End to Monarchy!”.
Rally goers noted that many had their posters confiscated before entering the stadium. The police explained these actions by the fact that the rally’s ‘official’ slogans were different and had different aims from those expressed by certain posters.
Azerbaijani Popular Front Party chairman Ali Kerimli spoke at length at the event, reminding participants that “we have come here to say no to monarchy, to the plundering of the nation’s wealth”.
You can watch more of his and others’ speeches in our video above, and see more from the protest rally in the photos below.