Tensions high in Baku after clashes with Armenia

Riot police arrested dozens of people who broke into Azerbaijan's parliament early on Wednesday morning.

After a protest to show solidarity with the army, which has skirmished with neighboring Armenia's military on the border over the past few days. More than a dozen have been killed or wounded.

Thousands marched through the Azeri capital Baku and there were demonstrations in other cities despite a lockdown ban on large gatherings.

Emotions ran high and demonstrators entered the parliament building, but they appeared not to intend that as a protest against the government itself.

Eleven Azeri soldiers and a civilian, and four Armenian servicemen, have been killed since Sunday in border fighting around the Tavush region in northeast Armenia.

Armenia and Azerbaijan fought a war in the 1990s over the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Which is inside Azerbaijan but run by ethnic Armenians, who declared independence as the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.

The South Caucasus region is a crucial corridor for oil and gas pipelines.

So clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan are a strategic concern for global powers.