Smoke rises from the city hall building during a protest in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday. There are reports that protesters angry about rising fuel prices broke into the mayor’s office in the country’s largest city and flames were seen coming from inside. Kazakh news site Zakon said many demonstrators who converged on the building  carried clubs and shields. Photo: AP
Smoke rises from the city hall building during a protest in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday. There are reports that protesters angry about rising fuel prices broke into the mayor’s office in the country’s largest city and flames were seen coming from inside. Kazakh news site Zakon said many demonstrators who converged on the building carried clubs and shields. Photo: AP

Kazakhstan: state of emergency after protesters storm, torch public buildings amid fuel price rise; president sacks cabinet

  • President declares state of emergency and sacks cabinet; 190 people seek medical help, including more than 130 police officers
  • Protests in the Central Asian nation have spread following sharp increase in liquefied petroleum gas prices

Topic |   Protests around the world
Smoke rises from the city hall building during a protest in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday. There are reports that protesters angry about rising fuel prices broke into the mayor’s office in the country’s largest city and flames were seen coming from inside. Kazakh news site Zakon said many demonstrators who converged on the building  carried clubs and shields. Photo: AP
Smoke rises from the city hall building during a protest in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday. There are reports that protesters angry about rising fuel prices broke into the mayor’s office in the country’s largest city and flames were seen coming from inside. Kazakh news site Zakon said many demonstrators who converged on the building carried clubs and shields. Photo: AP
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