Tokayev: demonstrations in Kazakhstan to be held in new way

Tokayev: demonstrations in Kazakhstan  to be held in new way

A new law banning illegal demonstrations will be established in Kazakhstan, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.

"Our strategy is to build dialogue. My policy priority is to attract young people to power, to help solve issues of national importance. Of course, representatives from protest movements will be invited, so we can solve issues at a round table, not on the streets in an atmosphere of unrest and chaos," AKIpress cited him as saying.

In an interview with Euronews, Tokayev also promised to allow authorised demonstrations. According to him, the prosecutor general’s office has repeatedly warned about the illegality of such meetings in the streets - unauthorized rallies, riots - "because they interfere with people who don’t want to participate."

"Therefore a law will be established whereby people who want to go to a demonstration to express their views will contact the relevant authorities and will be assigned a special place to gather and express their opinion," President of Kazakhstan concluded.

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