- Sputnik International, 1920, 06.01.2022
Protests in Kazakhstan
On 2 January, Kazakhstan was hit by protests in the wake of a spike in fuel prices. The riots turned violent on 4 January, leading to clashes between protesters and the police, looting, killings, and deepening insecurity. The president has declared a nationwide state of emergency.

First VIDEO of Protesters Storming Mayor's Office in Almaty, Kazakhstan Emerges Online

© Photo : Sputnik Ближнее зарубежьеProtesters storming the mayor's office in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan
Protesters storming the mayor's office in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan - Sputnik International, 1920, 05.01.2022
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There have been multiple reports of clashes between protesters and police as the crisis in Kazakhstan escalates.
A short clip depicting an attack on the Akimat (mayor's office) in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan was uploaded earlier on Wednesday. Smoke and bright flashes can be seen in the video as hundreds of people surround the building.
Some reports suggest that another crowd is trying to storm the old presidential residence.
Mass unrest in the Central Asian country started at the beginning of 2022 after a spike in fuel prices triggered demonstrations in Aktau and Zhanaozen. The protests later spread to other parts of the country and escalated in Almaty, which is the old capital of Kazakhstan and the nation's most populous city.
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