A crowd of Uzbek protestors. President Mirziyoyev's face is superimposed over the left side.

18 Dead In Protests In Uzbekistan

Protests beginning in late June in the city of Nukus in the autonomous region of Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan been met with violence, with the Uzbek government confirming that at least 18 people have died. A further 243 have been injured. Over 500 people were detained in relation to the protests, but most have since been released. This has been Uzbekistan’s most extreme incident of violence since clashes between security