Azerbaijan: Great People's Day a pointless adventure?

In a critical post Analoqu olmayan bloq :) [AZ] comments on the 11 March pro-democracy protests staged by youth in Baku, capital of of Azerbaijan. The blog says that the event failed to achieve its goals and might actually have pushed the government to tighten its grip even more. It concludes that 11 March proved to be a pointless event organized by Azerbaijanis living abroad who were unaware of the reality and too caught up in their own utopian ideas.

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  • Claud Sutcliffe

    One of the things that the March 11-12 demonstrations did was lead to world-wide attention to the fact that some Azerbaijanis want change, e.g., the New York Times article included mention that Azerbaijan has been ranked as “one of the most corrupt countries in the world.” I doubt that many Americans knew that before the demonstrations.

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