Riots continued in Kazakhstan after the resignation of the government

In & nbsp; a number of regions of Kazakhstan, protests took place at night, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic reported. The rallies were accompanied by road closures, the department also reports & nbsp; cases of attacks on & nbsp; law enforcement officers. In & nbsp; Alma-Ata, Shymkent and & nbsp; Taraz, protesters attacked akimats & nbsp; & mdash; district administrations, in & nbsp; buildings knocked out glass and & nbsp; doors. In addition, the demonstrators threw stones, sticks and & nbsp; Molotov cocktails. 95 police officers were injured, more than 200 people were detained.

At & nbsp; at the same time in & nbsp; the city of Aktobe, the police refused to detain the protesters, the portal reported. Law enforcement officials said that & nbsp; & nbsp; they with & nbsp; the people and & nbsp; will not raise [on & nbsp; his] hand. ' ; another region & nbsp; & mdash; Almaty region. Before & nbsp; this & nbsp; state of emergency was announced in & nbsp; the city itself, and & nbsp; also in & nbsp; Mangystau region.

The protests in & nbsp; Kazakhstan began after the rise in prices for & nbsp; automobile gas. From & nbsp; 1 & nbsp; January, they doubled, from & nbsp; 60 to & nbsp; 120 tenge, or from about & nbsp; 10 to & nbsp; 20 ₽ Rallies were held in & nbsp; Aktau, Zhanaozen, Alma-Ata, Nur-Sultan and & nbsp; a number of other cities. >

Against the background of the riots, the owners of gas stations, and & nbsp; then and & nbsp; the authorities announced a & nbsp; reduction in gas prices, but & nbsp; protests did not stop after that. In & nbsp; Alma-Ata, stun grenades were used against the demonstrators, and special equipment was sent to the city.

The President of Kazakhstan blamed the & nbsp; what happened on the & nbsp; government, which on the morning of January 5 & nbsp; resigned. According to Tokayev, it failed & nbsp; to cope with & nbsp; curbing inflation. Responsibility also lies with the & nbsp; Kazmunaigas companies and & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; Kazakhgaz, & nbsp; he noted.

The President also instructed for & nbsp; six months to introduce price regulation for & nbsp; gas, gasoline and & nbsp; diesel. Prices for & nbsp; fuel in & nbsp; regions for & nbsp; population should not be & nbsp; higher than & nbsp; at & nbsp; at the end of last year.



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