Internet access restored in Almaty – Worldwide

ALMATY, January 5. / TASS /. Internet access in Almaty, which had been cut off earlier on Wednesday due to protests in Kazakhstan and the state of emergency imposed by the authorities, has been restored throughout the city, according to the TASS correspondent.

Mobile communication has also started to work without interruption. Telephone and Internet communications were cut off in Almaty a few hours ago.

On January 2, crowds took to the streets of the towns of Zhanaozen and Aktau in the Mangystau region in southwestern Kazakhstan to protest the high fuel prices. Two days later, protests engulfed Almaty in the southeast of the country, where police used flashbangs to disperse the crowds, as well as other towns including Atyrau, Aktobe (in the west), Uralsk (north-west), Taraz, Shymkent, Kyzylorda (south), Karaganda (north-east) and even the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. The president imposed a two-week state of emergency in the Mangystau region and the Almaty region, as well as the republic’s largest city, Almaty, and the capital Nur-Sultan. On January 5, the head of state also accepted the government’s resignation. Its members will continue to perform their duties until a new cabinet is formed.

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