A riot police officer gestures during a protest against President Nursultan Nazarbayev's government and an unpopular land reform it has proposed, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, May 21, 2016. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Kazakh police broke up anti-government protests across the country Saturday, detaining dozens of protesters and cordoning off the main squares of major cities.At least 100 protesters gathered at one police checkpoint that blocked access to Almaty's main square.Raul Uporov, a reporter based in the city of Uralsk in western Kazakhstan, told Reuters by telephone he had been detained by police at the protest.Earlier this week, police and courts detained dozens of activists in several cities who had planned to take part in Saturday's protests.
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