Successful demonstrations across Kazakhstan – now protest against fines and arrests of activists!
Last Saturday, demonstrations in Kazakhstan to mark the 100th day anniversary of the Zhanaozen massacre – when riot police opened fire on striking oil workers and their families – generally went ahead, in the face of many attempts by the state to sabotage them. This included arrests of organisers, erection of wire fences and the playing of loud music while speakers addressed those who had assembled in defiance of the police state. Solidarity demonstrations also took place across Europe, including over 40 near the Kazkahstan embassy in Moscow.
See Campaign Kazakhstan (click here) for report of Saturday’s events and international solidarity.