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Protests in Alma-Ata died down by four o'clock in the morning


Police officers during a protest against the rise in gas prices in Almaty, Kazakhstan ALMA-ATA, 5 Jan The mass protests that gripped Alma-Ata on Tuesday evening practically stopped by 04.30 am on Wednesday (01.30 Moscow time), the main squares of the city were empty, and the explosions of flash-noise grenades are still audible, but their intensity has decreased, the RIA Novosti correspondent reports. processions, which escalated into clashes with the police and riots, arose on the outskirts of the city. According to eyewitnesses and the media, several hundred people marched along one of the central streets of the city in the direction of Republic Square, the central square where the city administration and the local residence of the head of state are located. Law enforcement officers used flash bangs and, presumably, tear gas to disperse the crowd and free the area from the protesters. Scattered groups of protesters later continued protests in the surrounding streets and other squares in the city. Videos appeared on social networks, from which it followed that several police vehicles were smashed and burned. Law enforcement and city authorities have not yet released information on the number of possible victims, material damage and the number of detainees. In the early days of 2022, residents of the cities of Zhanaozen and Aktau in Mangistau Oblast, an oil-producing region in western Kazakhstan, protested against a two-fold increase in the price of liquefied petroleum gas. President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed to form a government commission to consider the situation. She announced on January 4 that she was ready to fulfill the main demand of the protesters and reduce the price of gas. However, the protests did not subside, but spread to other cities. In Alma-Ata, the largest city of Kazakhstan, on the evening of January 4 and on the night of January 5, protesters clashed with the security forces, the police used gas and stun grenades. Tokayev urged people to show prudence and not succumb to provocations from inside and outside. He noted that calls to attack civilian and military offices are illegal. According to him, “the power will not fall,” but the country “does not need a conflict, but mutual trust and dialogue.” people are tired. ” Because of what pogroms in Kazakhstan Later, the president introduced a state of emergency in the Mangistau region and Alma-Ata until January 19. It provides for a curfew from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm; prohibition of mass events and strikes; a ban on the sale of weapons, ammunition and alcohol; confiscation of weapons and ammunition from people; strengthening the protection of especially important facilities. Also, entry and exit from Almaty is restricted, document checks, searches of people and vehicles are prescribed. Protest actions in Kazakhstan. Online report & gt; & gt; The State Duma said that the protests in Kazakhstan could be used by the West

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