BAKU. November 22, 2009: Today a group of youth staged a surprise protest action in the city center in Baku. 10-15 youth activists showed up in the city center with posters of the imprisoned journalists and chanted slogans demanding to put an an end to persecution of free media in Azerbaijan. The police was slow to react and the youth activists managed to stage the action of protest for 20 minutes after which they quickly dispersed. The police managed to detain three of the activists after the event, kept them for several hours and eventually released them.