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7 Jan 2022

Kazakhstan protests: President tells troops to shoot to kill ‘without warning’

Correspondent

Kazakhstan’s president today authorised his security forces to “shoot to kill without warning” after days of anti-government protests.

The biggest city Almaty, where protests had descended into violence and looting, was relatively calm today after the deployment of Russian troops.

In cities in the west of the country, peaceful protests continued with reports of hundreds of people gathering to call for regime change.