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05 Dec 2019 | 06:03 AM UTC

Uzbekistan: Protest reported in Buston (Andijon) December 1

Severe power shortage prompts protest in Buston (Andijon province) December 1; further similar protests cannot be ruled out

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Event

On Sunday, December 1, a protest against severe power shortages and associated road blockades were reported in Buston (Elikqala district, Andijon province). As of Thursday, December 5, related protests have been reported in the Andijon, Ferghana, and Sirdaryo provinces since late November.

Further related protests and localized transportation disruptions are possible in the coming days and weeks.

Advice

Individuals in Uzbekistan are advised to avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, allow additional time to reach their destinations, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.