Azerbaijani police today arrested dozens of protesters, including the country's opposition leader, at a planned rally to protest against low salaries in the country and to demand better conditions for the population.
Reuters said police had detained Ali Karimli, leader of the country's main opposition Popular Front and more than 80 protesters in the center of the capital Baku.
Police have also temporarily blocked several streets in central Baku and two metro stations and Internet problems have emerged.
"Around 50 people, most of them organizers, have already been arrested over the past few days," Karimli told reporters before his arrest.
It is noteworthy that the main demands of the opposition is to increase the salaries of state employees and the holding of fair and independent elections in the country.