The Oyan, Qazaqstan (Wake Up Kazakhstan) civil society group is planning to hold a rally in Almaty on Saturday, November 9. Supporters are being asked to gather at the Abay Kunanbaev Monument starting at 14:00 (local time). According to a group spokesperson, they will not seek a permit from the government to hold the demonstration. The organization is calling for the limitation of presidential powers, the transition to a parliamentary republic, and other political reforms.
A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated around the protest site. Security forces may use force to disperse the demonstrators or prevent the rally from taking place.
Individuals in Almaty are advised to keep abreast of the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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