On the day of Ashura, traditionally one of the most crowded mourning ceremonies is held in the Nardaran shrine. About 10 thousand people - locals, visitors from Baku and other regions of the country took part in ceremonies this time.
Entrances and exits of Nardaran were taken under the control of the police and the Ministry of Internal Affairs Rapid Response Regiment.
The private transport traffic in the settlement was restricted.
Around the sanctuary peering into the crowd, were observed people in civilian clothes.
Some young people beat themselves with chains in mourning.
However, some of the faithful, mostly young people, along with religious slogans voiced political demands.
In particular, they voiced demands for cessation of physical and psychological pressure on the Islamists arrested, their release, and cancellation of the ban on wearing headscarves in schools.
However, the security forces did not intervene and there were no incidents. -25C -