NUR-SULTAN, 6 Jan & nbsp; & mdash; RIA News. A large-scale clean-up from & nbsp; marauders began in & nbsp; Alma-Ata on & nbsp; Thursday morning, military and & nbsp; representatives of law enforcement agencies take part in the operation, the Mir 24 TV channel reported.
& quot; In & nbsp; Alma-Ata; began a large-scale cleanup from & nbsp; marauders and & nbsp; instigators of pogroms. The operation is carried out jointly by law enforcement agencies and the military. During the riots, the city suffered enormous damage. The radicals set fire to administrative buildings and & nbsp; cars. They smashed shop windows and & nbsp; ATMs. Marauders looted several of the largest shopping centers at once & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; the TV channel reports in & nbsp; its Telegram.
In & nbsp; then & nbsp; at the same time Sputnik Kazakhstan reports that & nbsp; & nbsp; the streets of the city are calm, there are no protesters.
Earlier, the local agency KazTAG reported that a & nbsp; large-scale “ cleanup '' Alma-Ata from & nbsp; marauders is planned for & nbsp; morning 6 & nbsp; January.
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, 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.