The state of emergency will operate from 1:30 on January 5 to midnight on January 19.
State of emergency introduced in Almaty / photo nur.kz
The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, introduced a state of emergency (state of emergency) in Almaty and in the Mangistau region from January 5 to 19.
This decision was made due to the ongoing “gas” protests in the country.
Read alsoKyrgyzstan strengthens border security over protests in KazakhstanAccording to the document, the state of emergency was introduced “in connection with the aggravation of the situation in order to ensure public safety, restore law and order, and protect the rights and freedoms of citizens.”
In a televised address, Tokayev expressed his hope “for the manifestation of the prudence of citizens” and urged not to succumb to provocations.
Let us remind you that gas protests have been taking place in Kazakhstan since January 2. Mass actions began after the jump in prices for liquefied gas.
In Almaty on January 4, protesters and police clashed late in the evening. Tear gas was used against the demonstrators, and the center of the city was covered with smoke from stun grenades.
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