/Dozens of Kazakhstan protesters killed and thousands arrested, as Russian forces arrive – The Washington Post

Dozens of Kazakhstan protesters killed and thousands arrested, as Russian forces arrive – The Washington Post


“Those who refuse to lay down their arms will be destroyed,” said Saltanat Azirbek, an Almaty police spokeswoman, on Kazakh television, before the operation. Bodies were spotted in central Almaty and only slowly being removed, according to Russian newspaper RBC. People were cautioned against approaching a government building in the square, with troops reportedly firing shots in the air to warn people off.

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