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Azeri Protesters Arrested

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Azeri police arrested dozens of opposition activists who tried to stage a protest rally in central Baku on Saturday.

Riot police seized protesters and pushed them into buses near Fountains Square in Baku, where the opposition had wanted to hold a rally but failed to receive approval from authorities.

An opposition leader said about 1,000 people had taken part and more than 200 were arrested. Police declined to comment on the arrests.

(Reuters)

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