Almaty police liquidated dozens of participants in night riots

ALMA-ATA, 6 Jan & nbsp; & mdash; RIA News. An attempt to storm the Alma-Ata police building was made on & nbsp; night on & nbsp; Thursday in & nbsp; Kazakhstan, dozens of attackers were eliminated, the & nbsp; press service of the department reported.

“ At night, an attempt was made to storm the Alma-Ata police building , dozens of attackers eliminated & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; reported to the city police.

Mass protests in & nbsp; Kazakhstan began in the & nbsp; early days of 2022. Then the inhabitants of the cities of Zhanaozen and & nbsp; Aktau in & nbsp; Mangystau region & nbsp; & mdash; oil-producing region in the & nbsp; west of the country & nbsp; & mdash; opposed a two-fold increase in prices for & nbsp; liquefied petroleum gas, then the protests spread to & nbsp; other cities. In & nbsp; Alma-Ata, the old capital of the republic, on January 4 and & nbsp; 5 & nbsp; there were clashes with & nbsp; security forces, the police used gas and & nbsp; stun grenades. All over Kazakhstan, the Internet was turned off, and a number of TV channels temporarily stopped broadcasting.

On January 5, the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, introduced a state of emergency for & nbsp; two weeks in & nbsp; Mangistau and & nbsp; Almaty regions, and & nbsp; also in & nbsp; Alma-Ata and & nbsp; Nur-Sultan. This regime provides, in & nbsp; in particular, a curfew from & nbsp; 23.00 to & nbsp; 7.00, a ban on & nbsp; mass events, strikes and & nbsp; & nbsp; sale of weapons, and & nbsp; also strengthening the protection of especially important facilities. In & nbsp; that & nbsp; the same day, emergency mode & nbsp; & mdash; also until & nbsp; 19 & nbsp; January & nbsp; & mdash; extended to & nbsp; the entire territory of Kazakhstan.

On the morning of January 5 & nbsp; Tokayev dismissed the government and & nbsp; headed the Security Council of the republic, removing the first head of state Nursultan Nazarbayev from this post. In addition, the president stressed that & nbsp; in & nbsp; in relation to & nbsp; offenders, the authorities will act as strictly ; January Tokayev held the first meeting of the Security Council under his leadership, at which he called the situation in & nbsp; Kazakhstan “ undermining the integrity of the state '' and & nbsp; said that & nbsp; asked for help from the & nbsp; CSTO & nbsp; in & nbsp; overcoming the terrorist threat. The CSTO Collective Security Council at & nbsp; that & nbsp; the same & nbsp; night decided to send collective peacekeeping forces to & nbsp; Kazakhstan in & nbsp; in connection with & nbsp; Tokayev's appeal. The forces, as reported, will be directed to & nbsp; a limited & nbsp; time period with & nbsp; the goal of stabilizing and & nbsp; normalization of the situation in & nbsp; this country.



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