Kazakh authorities have returned control of buildings in Zhambyl, East Kazakhstan regions
The Kazakh security forces managed to regain control of administrative buildings in two regions of the country. This is reported by TASS with reference to the local TV channel “Khabar-24”.
It is specified that government buildings in the Zhambyl region and the city of Semey in the East Kazakhstan region, as well as the regional office of the ruling Nur Otan party and the police station in the city of Taraz were freed from the protesters. It is reported that the authorities were able to take control of the situation in these regions.
Earlier it was reported that protesters in Almaty found safes in the seized administration building and began to divide the money. Pogroms continue throughout the country. On Wednesday, January 5, a state of emergency was introduced on the territory of the state.
Protests in Kazakhstan began on Sunday, January 2, due to an increase in gas prices for cars from 60 to 120 tenge (from 10 to 20 rubles) per liter. However, later they escalated into riots with demands for the departure of the first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, from politics, for new elections at all levels and the dissolution of parliament. The most large-scale clashes took place in the former capital of the country, Alma-Ata.