Thread. Last major protests in post-Soviet states:

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia: Calls for resignation of PM Nikol Pashinyan over his handling of the II Karabakh war (Feb 2021)
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Azerbaijan: Pro-Karabakh war protests (Jul 2020)
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Belarus: Protests against the Belarusian government and President Alexander Lukashenko (May 2020)

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Moldova: Demonstrations against the pro-Russian prime minister Ion Chicu (Nov 2020)
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan: Protests erupt in Kazakhstan after fuel price rise (Jan 2022 / Happening now)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine: Hundreds march in Kyiv against mandatory vaccines (Nov 2021)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Uzbekistan: Energy/fuel shortages in the region of Karakalpakstan (Dec 2019)
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Georgia: Rally against the arrest of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili (Nov 2021)

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia: Protests in support of the opposition leader Alexei Navalny (Jan 2021)
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏ Tajikistan: Protests after one protester was killed and five members of law enforcement were injured when a crowd stormed a local government building (Nov 2021)
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Kyrgyzstan: the recent parliamentary election that was perceived by protestors as unfair, with allegations of vote rigging (Oct 2020)

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6 Jan
Thread. #KazakhstanProtests in numbers:

โœŠ๐Ÿผ Protestors

Wounded: 1000+
Dead: 100+
Arrested: 2400+

๐Ÿšจ Police and the national guard

Wounded: 353+
Dead: 17

#KazakhstanProtests by city.


โœŠ๐Ÿผ Protestors

Wounded: Unknown
Dead: Unknown
Arrested: Unknown

๐Ÿšจ Police and the national guard

Wounded: Unknown
Dead: 4

โœŠ๐Ÿผ Protestors

Wounded: 500+
Dead: 100+
Arrested: 2000+

๐Ÿšจ Police and the national guard

Wounded: 353
Dead: 13

#KazakhstanProtests #Kazakhstan
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In 2011, more than 14 protestors were killed by police in the town as people clashed with police on the country's Independence Day, with unrest spreading to other towns.
According to Amnesty International, the massacre was a stark illustration of the country's poor human rights record.
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But as he got older and weaker, Putin managed to beat him.
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