Score a goal against the dictator!

The Open Dialog Foundation is celebrating the birthday of the Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev for the third time.  This year the Wilanów City Beach hosted a football match in which ‘team democracy’ came up against ‘team dictator’.

One team comprised all those who were keen on defending democracy, while the other consisted of players wearing jerseys with the names of Nazarbayev and his advisors, including Kwasniewski, Berlusconi and Blair.

The match was tied, however, regardless of the result, the match was intended as a form of protest against the foul play of the 74-year old Kazakh president and his allies. It was also a means of drawing attention to the issue of non-democratic governments.

The game was followed by a demonstration in front of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Warsaw. 

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