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Jan 5, 2022
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The head of Almaty said that the situation in the city was taken under control

The situation in the largest city of Kazakhstan, Alma-Ata, is under control, said Mayor Bakytzhan Sagintayev.

According to him, provocateurs, who are already being detained, are behind the attempts at destabilization.

“The forces of law and order are taking the necessary measures to stabilize the situation, preserve security, peace and tranquility in Almaty,” TASS quoted Sagintayev as saying.

The mayor urged all townspeople not to succumb to provocations.

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.

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