January 20 is remembered by the Azerbaijani people as a day of national mourning

34 years have passed since the bloody events of January 20, 1990 in Baku, which became a symbol of the struggle for freedom and independence of Azerbaijan.
The introduction of units of the Soviet army into Baku on January 20, 1990 to suppress large-scale public demonstrations protesting against the aggressive actions of Armenia and its territorial claims to Azerbaijan, against the patronage of it by the leadership of the former USSR, led to a tragedy.
The day of January 20, 1990 went down in history as a heroic page of the struggle for independence and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
On the night of January 19-20, 1990, military units deployed in Baku and other regions of Azerbaijan killed 150 civilians, wounded 744 innocent civilians, many of them were left disabled, and illegally arrested 841 people.
The valor shown by the people of the country in those tragic days led Azerbaijan to independence.
Despite the fact that more than thirty years have passed since those bloody events, the Azerbaijani people remembered that terrible night forever. This tragedy is immortalized in the memory of the Azerbaijani people as the Day of National Mourning.
Every year on January 20, from the early morning, tens of thousands of people come to Martyrs’ Alley in Baku to honor the memory of residents who gave their lives for the freedom and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.