The car of the film crew was fired upon on the way to the akimat, where the journalists were going at the invitation of the authorities. Later this information confirmed Mayor’s Office of Almaty.
The driver of the TV channel Muratkhan Bazarbaev died. According to the deputy akim, five city hall operators were injured. The operator of the TV channel Diasken Baitibaev was also wounded, he needed amputation of two fingers.
On January 2, protests began in Kazakhstan, which covered most of the country in a few days. A state of emergency was declared in Kazakhstan, on January 6, at the request of the President of Kazakhstan, CSTO troops from Russia and 5 other countries were brought in. At the same time, a “cleansing” of Kazakhstani cities was launched by the security forces, the authorities called it an “anti-terrorist operation.” How informed Prosecutor General’s Office of Kazakhstan, as of January 15, 4,353 people were injured, 225 people died, including 19 police and military.