“Gas Maidan” in Kazakhstan: what is known about the protests across the country (photo, video)

At night, the president of the country has already signed a decree on the resignation of the government.Internet problems started in some cities / photo - REUTERSInternet problems started in some cities / photo – REUTERS

For several days, protests have been taking place in Kazakhstan . People took to the streets of cities because of the rise in gas prices. Citizens demanded the resignation of the president and the entire government and spoke out against corruption.

What is known about the protests across the country – read on. 

So, the citizens demanded the resignation of the government and shouted: “go away, old man.” Protests are taking place in Zhanaozen, Kuryk, Akshukur and other settlements. The largest is in Aktau, where the shift workers came on foot from the Kalamkas field. Residents of Kazakhstan are outraged by the corruption in the government.

It was also reported that Internet problems began in some cities, and opposition communities on social networks were blocked.

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomar Tokayev reacted . On January 5, he will hold a meeting on the socio-economic situation in the country. He also promised to reduce the price of liquefied gas, and to consider other demands of the demonstrators during a workshop.

After that, it became known that in one of the largest cities of Kazakhstan, Almaty, an acute phase of clashes between protesters and police began. To disperse the protesters, the security forces, in particular, use tear gas .© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERS© photo REUTERSone / 15

The city center was covered in smoke from stun grenades. It is known that several police cars caught fire in the city, one of them was blown up. It is not yet known what exactly caused the explosion. https://t.me/uniannet/29041?embed=1

After that, it became known that the president of Kazakhstan, overwhelmed by protests, had declared a state of emergency in Almaty. The state of emergency will operate from 1:30 on January 5 to midnight on January 19.

Military equipment brought to the streets of Kazakhstan , and they opened fire on the crowd with rubber bullets. In the footage released to the public, shots are heard and shouts of “Fire!” The streets are covered with smoke.https://t.me/uniannet/29031?embed=1&single=1

Soon the media reported that because of the “gas Maidan” the President of Kazakhstan plans to announce the resignation of the government.

In Almaty police detained over a hundred protesters . According to one of the activists, the police blocked the way to the participants of the march, but detained only the men. The police officers, according to her, threw the protester to the ground and hit her in the face.

The detainees were reportedly taken to police stations in Auezov and Bostandyk districts.https://www.unian.net/player/LRSKeD9tProtests in Kazakhstan

Also, more than a hundred people were detained in several other cities of Kazakhstan during protests. The Ministry of Internal Affairs did not report the number of those detained in connection with the actions. Now it became known that the president of Kazakhstan  accepted the resignation of the government . However, officials will continue to carry out their duties until the approval of the new government.

(C)UNIAN 2021

One comment

  1. On the hook again. Putin is an excellent chess player. Just one day after Putin and Erdogan talked on the phone… So, ruSSification or islamization?… We will see… Ukraine will surely swallow this one with bait, hook, sinker, line, and the whole fishing rod…

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