According to her, pro-government bloggers and government media are spreading rumors that the rally in Aktau and Zhanaozen is over and people are dispersed, but this is not so, people remain to protest. “People are standing still, especially after Tokayev’s statements that he will contact the CSTO and ask for help so that Russian and Belarusian troops come and help stop the demonstrators,” the journalist explained. “Now people say that they will not disperse all the more, because this is a direct threat to our sovereignty and independence, so now it’s a priority to protect our homeland, land, and so on.”
She noted that, according to the protesters, the authorities are repeating the scenario of the events in Zhanaozen in 2011: “They were also shot there, they shot in the forehead. They say that they themselves saw how it was in Zhanaozen and are doing the same. Then we were told that it was mass riots and looting, so we do not allow them to say that it is a drunken crowd or something else. “
According to Toiken, there are about 5-6 thousand people on the square now.