Protests in Uzbekistan against amendments to the Constitution
The sovereign status of the region – Karakalpakstan and its right to secede from the republic are excluded from the new version of the Constitution.
Residents of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, which is part of Uzbekistan, on June 1 went to mass protests against changes in the Constitution of Uzbekistan. Earlier, the president of Uzbekistan, following the example of Putin, decided to “reset” and at the same time deprive the country’s largest region of the right to secede from Uzbekistan.
In Uzbekistan, the sovereign status of Karakalpakstan and its right to secede from the republic are excluded from the new version of the Constitution. This caused outrage among the residents of the region. Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty.
Thousands of people gathered in the center of Nukus, the capital of Karakalpakstan, as evidenced by the video published on local Telegram channels. There, people coordinate joint actions.
Also, protests were held in two more cities – Chimbay and Muynak. Eyewitnesses claim that active participants in the rally were detained. Law enforcement officers also detain local journalists and bloggers who oppose amendments to the Constitution, reports Mediazone.
The Uzbek authorities have sent additional National Guard forces to Karakalpakstan.
Let us recall that earlier thousands of people gathered in the center of Tbilisi for actions in support of Georgia’s European integration under the slogan Home, to Europe.