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Azerbaijani Police Clash With Activists After Baku Rally

Police have clashed with protesters in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, after an antigovernment rally. The police intervention came after hundreds of demonstrators held a rally on September 17 protesting an upcoming referendum that would give Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev greater powers and a longer term in office. Several journalists were also detained by police during the clashes, including at least two freelancers working for RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service. One RFE/RL journalist was taken from the scene of the protest in a bus with some 30 detainees. (RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service)