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Saturday, 18 May 2002

DEMONSTRATORS SLAM AZERBAIJANI GOVERNMENT POLICIES

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By empty (5/18/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Several thousand people participated in a sanctioned demonstration in Baku on 18 May convened by the opposition Azerbaijan National Independence Party (AMIP). Speakers denounced the Azerbaijani leadership for its failure to liberate the territories currently under Armenian control, or to conduct democratic elections and economic reform or reduce unemployment. They called on the population and other opposition forces to join forces and renew efforts to bring about the government\'s resignation.
Several thousand people participated in a sanctioned demonstration in Baku on 18 May convened by the opposition Azerbaijan National Independence Party (AMIP). Speakers denounced the Azerbaijani leadership for its failure to liberate the territories currently under Armenian control, or to conduct democratic elections and economic reform or reduce unemployment. They called on the population and other opposition forces to join forces and renew efforts to bring about the government\'s resignation. Participants also carried placards demanding jobs, a minimum wage of 500,000 manats ($103.7), and \"fair pensions.\" (Turan)
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