“Kazakhstan’s authoritarian leader says he has ordered security forces to ‘fire without warning’, amid a violent crackdown on anti-government protests. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev also said “20,000 bandits” had attacked the main city of Almaty, the epicentre of protests sparked by a fuel price hike. He blamed foreign-trained ‘terrorists’, without giving evidence.” BBC: Kazakhstan unrest: Troops ordered to fire without warning.

+ Dramatic scenes from Kazakhstan’s massive protests and crackdown.

+ Vice: One-Fifth of Global Bitcoin Mining Capacity Taken Out by Kazakhstan Protests. (Ever worry about this whole Bitcoin thing?)