Published January 07, 2022 | 09:38 PM
Police in the Kazakh city of Atyrau said it had detained 104 protesters and reported 35 police officers getting injured, the national TV channel Khabar 24 reported on Friday
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 07th January, 2022) Police in the Kazakh city of Atyrau said it had detained 104 protesters and reported 35 police officers getting injured, the national tv channel Khabar 24 reported on Friday.
The broadcaster added that four police officers were hospitalized and one of them was in critical condition.
Despite the government‘s attempts to manage the situation and promises to decrease prices, peaceful protests turned into clashes with law enforcement officers in several regions of the republic, including the largest city of Almaty. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev asked for the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) assistance in resolving the issue. The first contingent of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces arrived to Kazakhstan on Thursday.