Kazakhstan: Economic Woes Prompting Pot-Bangers to Target Banks

Sulubike Zhaksylykova, shouting into a megaphone, is the leader of a grassroots group called Let’s Provide Housing for the People. (Photo: Joanna Lillis)

Mortgage protests in Kazakhstan are becoming a familiar sight. In attention-grabbing demonstrations over the past couple of days, crowds have swarmed around banks in the commercial capital, Almaty, loudly banging pots and pans and blowing whistles.
 

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Joanna Lillis is a freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia.

Kazakhstan: Economic Woes Prompting Pot-Bangers to Target Banks

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