So, let's read what is written on the blue piece of paper from the Web.
The first item is - "Reduce the retirement age to the original parameters" , which in Kazakhstan, like ours, are considered 55 years for women and 60 years for men.
The second point is also not about motor fuel - "Increase the size of benefits for disabled people of group 2,3 by two times, and for disabled people of group 1 - three times". Today these benefits range from 35 thousand to 66 thousand tenge (that is, from 6 to 12 thousand Russian rubles per month).
The third requirement is the voluntariness of vaccination against coronavirus and the abolition of illegal restrictions for the unvaccinated . Everything seems to be clear here. After all, we have not yet reached the full compulsory vaccination, and we do not want it either.
Fourth: "Election of akims of regions and cities." I'm sorry to say. for some reason people want to elect governors and mayors themselves. Here are stupid...
Fifth: " Reduce mortgage interest, since all banks belong to the president and his entourage." It can be added that in Kazakhstan there are a number of preferential mortgage programs that start at 3.5 percent per annum. But most likely they go to the lucky few, and the average rate is 13.5 percent.
Demands to cut gas prices were not included in the list, if only because they were already lowered on the very first day of the protests.
It should be admitted that none of the above characterizes the protesters as "terrorists who are undermining the ruling regime from abroad".
True, the presence of quite understandable and well-grounded demands of society to the authorities does not exclude terrorists, looters, and thugs ... But here, as they say, it is worth separating flies from cutlets.