Kazakh Police Cut Short Unauthorized Rally In Astana With Some 300 Participants

ASTANA (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 27th November, 2022) Kazakh police have cut short an unauthorized rally in the capital city of Astana, which was attended by around 300 people, Kazakhstan's Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

According to the ministry, the incident started off on Saturday evening in one of the city's night clubs during a "cultural event organized for young people."

"The organizer was a businessman, who attracted about 300 young people. Over the course of the gathering, he spread intentionally false information to his audience and encouraged them to join an illegal march in order to achieve his personal criminal goals in violation of the established procedure for holding peaceful assemblies," the ministry said in a statement.

As a result of the provocation, its participants "flagrantly violated public order" by obstructing road traffic and social infrastructure. They did not comply with police orders and went on with the rally, egged on by the organizer with a loudspeaker, the statement said.

Law enforcers cut short the wrongdoing to ensure public safety, while the young people resisted police.

All perpetrators have been identified and brought to a police station, the ministry said, adding that their actions will be given due legal assessment.