2016 marks the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest revolts in the history of the Russian Empire. It took place in Semirechye, ‘the valley of 7 rivers’, in the south of the Empire’s territory in Central Asia. What started as a protest against Tsar Nikolas II’s policies escalated into a fight between the Kyrgyz population and the Russian and Cossack settlers.
The shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, unleashed a wave of mass protests that shook the whole of the US. His death was the catalyst that set off an already highly explosive atmosphere in the town. RTD visits Ferguson to hear what its residents have to say about the issues in their community.