Inhabitants of the Mangistau region at a popular gathering in Aktau decided to interrupt railway and air communication with the region in order to complicate the transfer of security forces. The Insider was informed about this by the correspondent of Radio Azattyk from the scene.
Representatives of the transport sector supported the residents, communication with the region was disrupted. At the same time, the protest continues to be peaceful. “The squares are cleaning up garbage and bringing food,” a source told The Insider. – The SOBR in the building of the regional akimat is not attacked and asked to go over to the side of the people, but no one is going to disperse until the political demands are fulfilled. No reinforcements were received by the security forces who were entrenched in activists ”.
Formerly The Insider wrote that in Aktau the police told the protesters that they were with the people. After that, about 100 police officers went to the airport to escort the military who arrived in the city. According to journalists’ estimates, about 20 thousand protesters gathered in the square near the regional akimat. People are demanding the resignation of President Tokayev.
Mass rallies began on January 2 in Zhanaozen, whose residents in protest blocked traffic in the central part of the city. Later, the Zhanaozen people were supported in many other settlements. Thus, hundreds of Aktau residents gathered in the city square and did not leave it even after nightfall, while employees of the Kalamkas and Karazhanbas oil and gas fields refused to work.
By the evening of January 4, protests, to which most people come out with political demands, gripped most of the country. On January 5, the protests continued, information about the first victims.
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