“Dozens” of protesters killed by police in Kazakhstan
From “tens” demonstrators were killed by police overnight from Wednesday to Thursday as they tried to seize administrative buildings in Kazakhstan, police said in this country which is facing chaotic riots.
“Last night, extremist forces attempted to storm administrative buildings, the Almaty city police department, as well as local departments and police stations. Dozens of attackers were eliminated”, said police spokesman Saltanat Azirbek, quoted by the agencies Interfax-Kazakhstan, TASS and Ria Novosti.
Moscow and its allies in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will send “peacekeeping forces” in the country, announced this Thursday the president of this military alliance, as requested by this former Soviet republic shaken by riots. The protests started in opposition to rising gas prices. According to the Kazakh Interior Ministry, at least eight members of the security forces were killed and 317 injured.
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A man shot dead in Pointe-à-Pitre in the middle of the street
A man in his twenties was shot dead on Wednesday in the middle of the street in Pointe-à-Pitre, according to AFP. A voluntary homicide investigation has been opened.
“The facts took place between 11:30 am and 12 noon, towards rue Vatable”, according to prosecutor Patrick Desjardins. The victim was born in 2000 and his body had several bullet holes. According to firefighters, the young man “About 25 years old”, presented a “gunshot wound”.
In addition, an investigation was opened following a robbery that occurred in a jewelry store in Pointe-à-Pitre, boulevard de Chanzy, a little earlier in the morning. “There is nothing to link the two cases”, according to Patrick Desjardins.
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MPs validate the bill on the vaccine pass
After three days of tumultuous debates, fueled by controversial remarks by Emmanuel Macron, ready to “Piss off” the non-vaccinated, the National Assembly adopted Thursday in the early morning in first reading the bill transforming the health pass into a vaccination pass.
Announced in mid-December by the executive in the face of the galloping Covid-19 epidemic, the text was approved at 5:25 a.m. by 214 votes in favor, those of the majority and part of the LRs and the PS. They were 93 deputies to vote against, including the left of the left, the RN, and 3 dissidents LREM. Twenty-seven abstained. The bill must now be examined by the Senate dominated by the right at the beginning of next week, for an entry into force which the government wanted on January 15 but which should be postponed for a few days.
It will then be necessary for those over 12 to be able to prove a vaccination status to access leisure activities, restaurants and bars, fairs or interregional public transport. A negative test will no longer suffice, except to access health facilities and services. Among their retouching amendments, the deputies postponed from 12 to 16 years the need for a vaccination pass for school outings and peri- and extra-curricular activities.
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