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Riots in Kazakhstan continue, clashes observed in some cities

Source : 112 Ukraine

Fights between the police and protesters resumed in Almaty
11:43, 5 January 2022

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Protests continue in Kazakhstan, and there are clashes between law enforcers and protesters. The news appeared in local Telegram channels. 

The situation in the capital city of Almaty worsened on Wednesday morning. Fights occurred there, and the police used riot control devices. Videos appeared on the Web, showing police vehicles on fire.

Some Telegram channels published the video, showing how the protesters use police vehicles to move across the city.

The government claims that the counter-terrorism operation is underway in Almaty. Locals are required to stay indoors. 

In Aktobe, protesters are trying to storm the local administration building.

The situation in other cities is similar.

Related: Mobile internet in Kazakhstan down amidst mass protests

As is known, street protests began in Kazakhstan, as people demanded to cut the price of liquefied gas. These demands grew more serious, as protesters began to call for president and government's resignation. Some people were arrested, and law enforcers called in military vehicles for riot control. Kasym-Jomart Tokayev announced a state of emergency in the capital city of Almaty and Mangistau region. On January 5, he is supposed to consider the demands of protesters.

Related: Kazakh government resigns amidst mass protests

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