Protesters burn cars of governor in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijanis held a protest by demanding the resignation governor Nizami Alekperov of Ismayilli region in the country.

Protesters burn cars of governor in Azerbaijan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Azerbaijanis held a protest by demanding the resignation governor Nizami Alekperov of Ismayilli region in the country. Azerbaijanis in Ismayilli region staged the protest upon a conflict happened on January 23.

Two personnel of Chirag Hotel, belonging to governor Alekperov, insulted the local residents in Ismayilli region after they got involved in an accident. Insulted residents reacted and initiated a protest in front of Chirag Hotel.

Protestors, first, burned the hotel and three luxury cars in the garden of the hotel and, then, marched towards the house of Alekperov, and threw stones, while burning down a car and two motorcycles.

Later, the protestors gathered in front of governor's office and asked resignation of Alekperov. A conflict broke out when the protestors rejected to disperse despite the warnings of police. Security forces detained many protestors in the conflict.

Azerbaijani Interior Ministry stated that four people, including three policemen, were injured as a result of the conflict, while two hotel personnel were detained.

Last Mod: 24 Ocak 2013, 13:13
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