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Nazarbayev's monument being demolished in Kazakhstan

Source : 112 Ukraine

Protesters have already tied ropes around the sculpture
17:39, 5 January 2022

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Demolition of the monument to first president Nursultan Nazarbayev has started in Kazakhstan as Orda.kz reported.

Protesters try to demolish the monument to Nazarbayev in Taldykorgan. The video records that the protesters have already tied a rope around the sculpture of the ex-president and are preparing to push it down.

At the same time, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev made a statement against the background of mass protests in the country. He said that he was assuming the post of Chairman of the Security Council, which had previously been chaired by Nursultan Nazarbayev, and "intends to act tough”.

Related: 500 people, including women, elderly, beaten as result of unrest in Almaty

In the beginning of 2022 protests erupted in Kazakhstan after the increase in the price of liquefied gas. Demonstrators announced an indefinite action. Demands to reduce the price of gas have grown into calls for the resignation of the president and government. The Internet has been shut down in the country, law enforcement agencies seized military equipment, make arrests.

After a couple of days of anti-government protests, the Cabinet of Kazakhstan has filed a resignation letter, and President Kasym-Jomart Tokayev accepted it.

However, despite the resignation of the government, on January 5, protests in Kazakhstan intensified. In the city of Almaty, during the riots, protesters stormed the administration building (akimat). Chaos reigns in the streets of Almaty. Dozens of cars were burned and shops smashed during the demonstrations in the city.

 

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