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16 Nov 2018 | 02:00 PM UTC

Russia: Demonstration in Kazan November 18-19

Tatar nationalist group to rally in Kazan November 18-19; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

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Event

The Azatlyk Union of Tatar Youth, a Tatar nationalist organization, has announced plans for two demonstrations in Kazan on Sunday, November 18, and Monday, November 19. According to organizers, demonstrators will gather at the Fyodor Chaliapin monument on Bauman Street on Sunday, while a second protest will be held outside the Chinese consulate on Podluzhnaya Street on Monday. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the demonstrations.

Context

The Azatlyk Union of Tatar Youth is a Tatar nationalist organization that regularly conducts demonstrations in solidarity with the global Turkic community, especially Tatars. The group has called for demonstrations in support of Muslim minority groups, including the Uighurs, in China.

Advice

Individuals in Kazan are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid protests and demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

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