Youth protests in Mongolian capital


Thousands of young Mongolians with no political affiliation filled central Sukhbaatar Square in the capital Ulaanbaatar for two days of peaceful protestĀ April 7 and 8, demanding reforms to address a long list of grievances related to taxation, inflation, job opportunities,Ā police brutality and judicial independence. After the first day’s demonstrationĀ broke up late that night, one group of some 20 youth was set upon by the police and beatenā€”which only set off a second day of protests. Support for Ukraine in the face of Russia’s aggression was also a popular sentiment at theĀ demonstrations, with many protesters displaying the Ukrainian colors as well as theĀ Mongolian flag.Ā Mongolia’s governmentĀ abstainedĀ in the two UN General Assembly votes condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine.Ā (The Diplomat, IPS)\

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