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Do Kazakhstan’s protests signal an end to the Nazarbayev era? (Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska, Al Jazeera)

The protests and subsequent violence in Kazakhstan last week came as a surprise.

Days after hundreds of protesters rallied against rising fuel prices in a western town, Zhanaozen, demonstrations rapidly spiralled to other cities, where various socioeconomic grievances were shared.

Do Kazakhstan’s protests signal an end to the Nazarbayev era? | Protests News | Al Jazeera