Protesters seized the residence of the President of Kazakhstan in Almaty


The residence in question is not the main one, but after the transfer of the capital from Almaty, it retained its status. Protesters earlier also broke into it. The old residence is located near the building of the city akimat (administration). The protests in Kazakhstan have continued since January 2. It doubled, from 60 to 120 tenge, or from 10 to 20 rubles. The protesters threw stones, sticks and Molotov cocktails, set fire to police cars and broke windows in administration buildings. The protesters moved from economic to political demands. The protests were accompanied by clashes between demonstrators and security forces. Against the background of the unrest, the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev introduced a state of emergency in Alma-Ata, Nur-Sultan, Mangistau and Alma-Ata regions, which temporarily prohibits the sale of weapons and allows law enforcement officers to carry out body searches and searches of vehicles. Information about this agency “ Interfax-Zapad '' confirmed in the fire service. In the building a fire started, the correspondent of Sputnik Kazakhstan reports. “ Everything around is in smoke, explosions of stun grenades and shots are heard '', & mdash; wrote the edition. The security forces dispersed them using flash-noise grenades. They began after the price of liquefied gas was sharply increased in the republic. It is located next to the city administration, the building of which the demonstrators also stormed

The demonstrators occupied the residence of the President of Kazakhstan in Almaty, the portal Zakon.kz reported citing eyewitnesses. The Vlast portal reported earlier about the protesters' attempt to break through to the residence. The capital of Kazakhstan is Nur-Sultan, where the main residence of the president is located. Later, the price was returned to its previous level and the government resigned, but the rallies continued. This building is included in the list of monuments of history and culture of Kazakhstan and is subject to state protection. The protesters occupied the old residence of the President of Kazakhstan in Almaty. Subscribe to RBC's Instagram Get news faster than anyone

Источник rbc.ru These regions also have a curfew.