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[Live] from Kazakh capital Nur Sultan as fuel price demonstrations continue

Ruptly is live from Nur Sultan on Friday, January 7, as protests against a fuel price spike continue across the country.

On Wednesday, January 5, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced his acceptance of the cabinet’s resignation and ordered the interim government to regain control of oil prices. Tokayev also announce a state of emergency in Almaty and the western Mangistau province with a nighttime curfew and ban on mass gatherings.

Protests, triggered by the rise in oil prices, erupted in Zhanazoen on January 2 and quickly spread across the country, in some places leading to clashes with police.

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