Let us discuss the clash that occurred between striking oil workers and government forces in a town in western Kazakhstan in the result of which many innocent people were killed.
On December 25 Prime Minister of Kazakhstan invited bloggers from Almaty and Astana to visit the Kazakh city of Zhanaozen to check the rumors that had spread following tragic events of December 16 2011.
People were very concerned about the commercial they saw in the net where policemen shot at the coming crowd. Authorities say that only part of the video was shown in the net while another part where the crowd burns buildings is intentionally concealed. You may be dissatisfied with policemen’s behaviour but if your houses are robbed and burnt it is the police department you will go to.
Now entry to the town is restricted. There are additional internal military forces in the streets. A curfew has been announced up to January 5.
These buildings burnt till ashes. Local authority buildings were primary targets of the crowd.
Personnel worried about their lives too much and had to jump out of the windows.
Today the burnt buildings are being actively restored.
Aruana Hotel was destroyed as well. That was the place where members of different commissions who failed to solve the problems of the people on strike were accommodated.
Somebody has decorated the building for the coming New Year.
KazMunaiGas company management admits that there was lack of dialogue between them and common workers. They plan to create new working places in the same region instead of sending people to other parts of the country. BTA bank administration states that only guards were present at the bank that day. 25 people stormed in paying no attention to the cautionary shots of the security.