The son of Azerbaijan s Army serviceman Natig Aliyev, killed in clashes with Armenia on the border, holds a portrait of his father as other relatives and friends mourn near a coffin with his body during a funeral procession in Gyanga, Azerbaijan s second largest city, near the border with Armenia. AP
The protesters demanded that the authorities don't sign documents on the delimitation and demarcation of the border between the countries and reject Azerbaijan's plans for transport corridors across the Armenian territory.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have been locked in a decades-old dispute over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, a region that lies within Azerbaijan but was under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since a separatist war there ended in 1994.
Fierce fighting that erupted in September 2020 ended six weeks later with a Russia-brokered peace deal that saw Azerbaijan gain control of a significant part of Nagorno-Karabakh and reclaim all the regions that were controlled by Armenian forces outside the separatist region.
The agreement also envisaged a transport corridor via Armenia that would link Azerbaijan with its exclave Nakhchivan region _a plan strongly opposed by the Armenian opposition.
Monday's protest follows last week's clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, which left at least seven Azerbaijani troops and one Armenian servicemen dead.