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Protests erupt in Kazakhstan after fuel price rise

Protests against soaring energy prices took place in Kazakhstan for a third consecutive day on...

👤 H K Badal4 Jan 2022 5:15 PM GMT
Protests erupt in Kazakhstan after fuel price rise
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Protests against soaring energy prices took place in Kazakhstan for a third consecutive day on January 4, marking a rare show of mass public dissent in the former Soviet republic.

The demonstrations initially erupted during the weekend in the town of Zhanaozen, in the oil-rich western Mangystau region, sparked by the lifting of price caps on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

They have since spread to several towns and cities, including the regional hub of Aktau on the country's Caspian Sea coast, as well as a worker camp used by subcontractors of Kazakhstan's biggest oil producer, Tengizchevroil.

The protests have reportedly involved thousands of people.