Kazakh Interior Ministry released the new official numbers of victims among their staff that occurred due to the street fights in Almaty and other cities. Local media reported that on January 6.
According to the authority, at least 18 law enforcers deceased, and 748 were wounded since the protests began. 2,298 people were detained.
Besides, ORDA reports that ten doctors were wounded in the riots.
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. Kazakh TV channels suspended broadcasting.
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.
On January 5, a state of emergency was declared all over Kazakhstan amid massive fuel price protests.
Besides, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which includes six post-Soviet states, has approved the deployment of troops into Kazakhstan, where mass protests accompanied by riots are currently taking place.
At least 30 people deceased in the street flights, and some 2,000 were detained.