Opponents of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, in power since 1989, had called for rallies in all major cities, in response to plans to privatise large tracts of farmland.

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Kazakh police break up anti-government protests

Kazakh police have broken up anti-government protests detaining dozens of protesters and cordoning off the main squares of major cities.