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State of Emergency declared in Kazakhstan

Protesters in Kazakhstan tried to demolish the statue of the country’s first President Nursultan Nazarbayev by tying ropes. The protests that started after the government increased the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices continued despite the government’s resignation.

Angry protesters in Taldykorgan tried to tear down the statue of the country’s first President Nursultan Nazarbayev by tying ropes.

Kazakh President Kasım Cömert Tokayev, who tried to appease the protesters, announced that he had taken over the Presidency of the National Security Council from the former leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, in his speech on television.

A state of emergency was declared for 2 weeks in the oil-rich Mangistau region and the capital city Nur-Sultan in Almaty. In this context, it was decided to impose a curfew in Nursultan between 23.00 and 07.00 local time.

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