The director of a gas processing plant in the city of Zhanaozen has been detained in Kazakhstan, the news portal zakon.kz reports.
According to the portal, the head of the company raised the price of liquefied gas for no reason. The head of the site for electronic trade in this type of fuel was also detained.
As a reminder, on January 2, rallies began in a number of cities in the Mangistau region. Residents are demanding lower fuel prices, which, according to them, have doubled since January 1. Riots broke out in the country amid protests. The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, introduced a state of emergency in the region and a curfew until January 19. In addition, he accepted the resignation of the government.
Earlier it was reported that Tokayev also instructed to introduce temporary state regulation of prices for LNG and gasoline.