Leningrad: Action in solidarity with Kazakhstan workers

We remember, struggle, and express our solidarity

In St. Petersburg / Leningrad, the independence day of bourgeois Kazakhstan is traditionally marked by a picket of memory and protest. On December 16, at the building of the Consulate General of Kazakhstan, communists from the Russian United Labor Front (ROT-FRONT), United Communist Party (OKP), and the Marxist Trend held a rally in memory of the striking oil workers shot down in Zhanaozen in 2011 and in support of the Shakhtinsk mine workers who are fighting today.

Photos: OKP
The activists held signs explaining what is happening in the republic and chanted: “We are in solidarity with the workers of Kazakhstan,” “Those guilty in the shooting must answer,” “We will not forget — we will not forgive!”, and “Nazarbayev’s gang — to the workers’ court of justice!”

It is noteworthy that this year, on the sixth anniversary of the execution of the strikers in Zhanaozen, a powerful strike took place in the city of Shakhtinsk, Karaganda region, where several mines stopped work. Before us is a really vivid example of the fact that the workers’ cause is not hopeless, that the struggle continues.

#Жанаозен #Казахстан #память #стачка #Шахтерск #коммунисты #левые #Петербург #РОТФРОНТ #ОКП


Translated by Greg Butterfield

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