On Wednesday, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev accepted the resignation of the government after violent protests erupted due to a natural gas price increase in the country. Police had deployed tear gas and stun grenades to quell unrest late Tuesday.
Unrest broke out in cities across Kazakhstan on Wednesday, as thousands angrily protested a sharp fuel price hike that sparked the resignation of the Central Asian country’s government.
Protests erupted across Kazakhstan after liquefied gas prices used for cooking and heating doubled in the new year. Demonstrators broke into the mayor’s office in Republic Square, Almaty, and police dispersed thousands of people, detaining some of them.
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J|B|F If the uprising is REALLY about oil prices, RU is part of OPEC+. They decide how many bps to release. They can help by offering their neighbors a cup of oil, lol. It’s a strange winter ain’t it?
oce lot This is how the peaceful protesters ended up with weapons in their hands – the footage was taken during the day, probably in Almaty. A car with a boot full of weapons arrived at the gathering place. The men immediately ran up to it and started dismantling the rifles.