In Kazakhstan, more than 1.5 thousand people were held accountable for violating the state of emergency (state of emergency). This was reported on the official website of the President of the Republic, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev.
It is noted that the head of state was informed that the facts of insubordination to law enforcement officers and attacks on especially important and strategic facilities are being strictly suppressed. In Alma-Ata, 207 people were detained during raids on the “Barlyk” and “Altyn Orda” markets. 5 stolen cars, weapons, ammunition, shields were confiscated from these persons.
“In the country as a whole, more than 1.5 thousand people were involved for violating the state of emergency,” the statement says.
According to the press service of Tokayev, at present, the main efforts are aimed at carrying out operational measures to establish the whereabouts and arrest of the terrorists who have caused riots in the republic.
Earlier, the operational headquarters of Kazakhstan reported that almost 8 thousand people were detained in connection with the riots in the country.
On January 2, mass protests began in Kazakhstan. This happened after the government decided to raise gas prices from 60 to 120 tenge. The protests quickly escalated into riots and clashes with the police. Against the background of these events, peacekeepers from the CSTO countries, including Russia, were sent to the republic.