Kazakhstan protests in 2022
January 27, 2022
The 2022 Kazakh protests (Kazakh: 2022 жылғы Қазақстандағы наразылық шаралары) began on January 2, after gas prices surged sharply due to high demand and price fixing, according to the Kazakh government. The protests started in the oil-producing city of Zanaozhen, but quickly spread to other cities across Kazakhstan, especially Almaty, the largest city, due to rising economic inequality and growing dissatisfaction among the Kazakh people towards the government. Violent dissatisfaction with the president also affected large-scale protests. Citizens seem to have gathered in Kazakhstan because there is no reputable opposition party against the Kazakh government. In response to this, President Kasimzomart Tokayev declared a state of emergency in Mangista Universe and Almaty from January 5, 2022. Mamin's cabinet resigned on the same day. The state of emergency soon spread across Kazakhstan. Russia at the request of Tokaev. The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a military alliance of its allies including Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan, has agreed to deploy troops in Kazakhstan. The Collective Security Treaty Organization has declared that operations in Kazakhstan are aimed at maintaining peace. Kazakh police said "dozens of attackers have been eliminated," and former President Nazarbayev has been removed from his post as chairman of the Kazakhstan Security Council. He said he would recover in six months. Tokayev said in a statement on January 7 that "the constitutional order of the country has been greatly restored." Tokayev also ordered the use of lethal force on the Kazakh army and approved orders to kill any demonstrators without warning, calling the protesters "thieves and terrorists" and said the use of force would continue to "wipe out the demonstrators." . "