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Kazakh president issues ‘shoot to kill’ order as protesters clash with troops


Kazakhstan’s president on Friday vowed to “shoot to kill” protestors after a week of demonstrations. Kazakhstan lies at the strategic crossroads of Russia, China and Central Asia, and has large energy reserves— with billions invested by U.S. companies. Yet many Kazakhs live in poverty. Economic woes are boiling over into demands to upend the country’s authoritarian politics. Nick Schifrin reports.

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