January 17, 2022

Kazakhstan president gives shoot-to-kill order against protesters, dismissing calls for negotiations – The Washington Post

“Those who refuse to lay down their arms will be destroyed,” said Saltanat Azirbek, an Almaty police spokeswoman, on Kazakh television, before the operation. Bodies were spotted in central Almaty and only slowly being removed, according to Russian newspaper RBC. People were cautioned against approaching a government building in the square, with troops reportedly firing shots in the air to warn people off.