Friday, May 20, 2022

BREAKING: Protesters storm mayor’s office in Kazakhstan’s largest city

Protesters stormed the mayor’s office in Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty on Wednesday as unprecedented protests over a hike in energy prices spun out of control.

Police fired stun grenades and tear gas at a crowd of several thousand protesters, some armed with batons and shields seized from police, but were unable to prevent the protesters from entering the building, an AFP correspondent said.