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Mobile internet in Kazakhstan down amidst mass protests

Source : 112 Ukraine

People are angry about the newly introduced price for natural gas
22:28, 4 January 2022

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Mobile Internet has been shut off in Kazakhstan due to the ongoing mass protests. Beeline and Kcell, the mobile connection operators have confirmed that the respective limitations are taking place.

Kcell claimed on Twitter that the shutdown of mobile Internet is now taking place according to the law, so as "to provide anti-terrorism and social security".

According to Beeline's Twitter, the network outages occur due to reasons beyond the company's control.

Sputnik Kazakhstan reports that WhatsApp and Telegram messengers are now working across the country, either.

Related: Russia did not completely restrict coal transit from Kazakhstan to Ukraine, - Kazakh authority

At the same time, protesters began smashing police cars on Republic Avenue in Almaty. In turn, law enforcers sprayed tear gas. There is thick smoke over the square, and water cannons have also been deployed to the area of the avenue.

Protests over gas prices are continuing in Kazakhstan for the third day. In some cities, police brutally detained protesters.

Related: Kazakhstan abolishes death penalty

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