Protests in Kazakhstan began on Sunday within the western a part of the nation, as a peaceable response to the surge in gasoline costs after the federal government doubled the price of liquefied petroleum fuel (LPG) to about 100 tenge ($0.22) per liter. Earlier than the nation’s president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev reacted to recall the choice in an effort to curb the unrest decreasing the value of LPG to 50 tenge ($0.11), the protests with a sizzling spot in Almaty unfold nationwide, taking a harmful flip with city and human casualties. What began as customers’ response to cost enhance remodeled right into a social response towards the federal government and the political system.
All monetary establishments are suspended for work on 6 January, banks are closed and it’s not sure how the subsequent days look with reference to this.
The nationwide state of emergency with a curfew is asserted to final till January 19, whereas it’s not clear what are the anticipated developments. The Kazakh president Tokayev reached out to the Russian-led army alliance of former Soviet states (Collective Safety Treaty Group) to assist his authorities.