Thousands Attend Baku Rally in Support of Army Amid Tensions With Armenia

Thousands of demonstrators marched through Baku, Azerbaijan, on the night of July 14-15 to show solidarity with the country’s army following border clashes with Armenia’s military.

This video shows a large crowd of people congregated near the Martyrs Lane Mosque in Baku, chanting and waving the Azerbaijani flag.

The Interior Ministry said that seven people were arrested after they entered the parliament building and caused damage, according to the BBC’s Azeri service.

Press reports said 16 people were killed in confrontations that began on Sunday, July 12, including 10 Azeri soldiers and a general, and four Armenian servicemen. The clashes came in the Tavush region in northeast Armenia, to the north of the disputed mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh region between the two countries. Credit: Melek Bayramli via Storyful