“Turkmen diplomats in the US capital did not come out to the protesters. “
CentralAsia (TM) – On September 1, another protest by citizens of Turkmenistan took place in front of the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Washington, which was also attended by activists from France and Canada. This is the second action of the Turkmen people over the past two days. They held a protest in Houston, Texas on August 31, turkmen.news reported.
Turkmen diplomats in the US capital did not come out to the protesters. They called the police and reported that the protesters were calling for terror. However, the police officers who arrived at the scene, having understood the situation, left back.
Activists in T-shirts with a photo of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the inscription “Stop the dictator!” spoke out and demanded a nationwide referendum on this issue, as well as freedom for all political prisoners. After the rally in front of the embassy, the participants went to the US Congress.
It is reported that on September 2, a similar action will take place in front of the UN headquarters in New York.
From Canada, Muhammet Dueji, one of the oppositionists who is actively speaking on YouTube, and Murat Gurbanov, the leader of the newly created Democratic Choice of Turkmenistan (DVT) movement, came to the protest.
The constitutional reform presupposes amending the country’s legislative system, and specifically the transition to a bicameral system along with the Khalk Maslakhaty in its structure. Experts consider the reform an attempt to create a system in which power will pass from the father to the president’s son, Serdar Berdymukhamedov.