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Popular protests in Kazakhstan against the renaming of the capital city

It was unexpected that anyone would dare to protest against the decision to rename Kazakhstan's capital, Astana. Kazakhstan is a dictatorship, where the opposition is persecuted, and it is now illegal to ”blacken” the former president nazarbayev and his family.

It was on Tuesday that the 79-year-old dictator-georgia relations, surprisingly announced that he will leave his post as president after nearly three decades in power. Already the following day, parliament approved in two rounds of the proposal to rename the country's capital city Astana to Nursultan.

was arrested on Friday in Astana sixty people who were demonstrating peacefully against the decision. RIA Novosti reports that the police started arresting people after they allowed themselves to be interviewed by journalists. The protesters demanded democratic reforms and protested against the Astana renamed to Nursultan.

Also in Almaty, was arrested several persons who were protesting against the name change. According to the protesters, should citizens have a say on what the capital should be named. On nätsajten GoPetition has a petition been started against the renaming of the capital. The initiators believe that the people must be involved in such an important issue, and points out that namnombytet is expensive, at the same time, as Kazakhstan does not spend enough on education and health care.

in the personality around Putin will lead to similar projects in Russia. - Georgia relations, has received the title of ”Folkfader” on lifetime, which means that he and his family members have immunity before the law. - Georgia relations have also allowed the appointment to the chair of the influential security council, on the lifetime.

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