January 5 2022 – ALMATY, Kazakhstan: On Wednesday protests in Almaty erupted over a fuel price increase. Demonstrations around the largest city of Kazakhstan turned violent as groups of people stormed the city’s main administrative building.
Military forces used metal barricades to keep people from gaining entry into the Akimat Building, however protesters were able to capture the city administration building that houses the head of the local government.
Thick smoke emanated from the the administration building that was allegedly set ablaze as other protesters seized military vehicles and others looted stores.
According to the Deputy Akim, all employees were able to safely evacuate the administration building.
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