“All day long, the passengers were told that the army was protecting the airport, the planes were flying in the normal mode, and the check-in was in manual mode. Now the airport security service told us: “Sorry, the airport has been taken over. There will be no flights today, ”blogger Alisher Yelikbayev told Orda.kz. Alisher Yelikbayev is in a hotel near the airport. He was supposed to take off at midnight.
Updated by: Almaty airport confirmed that it is under the control of protesters. “There are now about 45 invaders at the airport. When they entered, our staff left the airport. At the time of the seizure, there were no passengers in the terminal. We quickly evacuated passengers in advance. The military left the airport, but we do not know when they left, ”the press service said.
Earlier, TASS reported that “several dozen people participating in the protests in Almaty moved towards the city airport.
For the fourth day in Kazakhstan, protests caused by a sharp rise in prices for liquefied gas have not abated. The rallies began on January 2 in Zhanaozen, later the residents of the city were supported in many other settlements. By the evening of January 4, protests, to which the majority of people come out with political demands, gripped most of the country.
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