Sunday, December 18, 2011

maybe the hooligans are just trying to become stars in the next viral video

the six-month old strike in western kazakhstan has turned violent after strikers started making political demands, which prompted a police crackdown and a riot by protesters. the government is blaming the violence on "hooligans" and is imposing a 3-week "state of emergency" on the western kazakhstani town which will allow the government "to prohibit audio and video recording."

how exactly does prohibiting audio and video recording stop "hooliganism"? it makes no sense. if the government wants to abuse protesters without anyone filming them, they should at least come up with a less laughable cover story.