2022 Kazakh unrest

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2022 Kazakh unrest
Part of the Kazakh democracy movement
2022 Kazakhstan protests — Aqtobe, January 4 (01) (cropped).jpg
Date2 January 2022 - 11 January 2022
Location
Caused by
Goals
  • Decreasing of gas price
Methods
Parties to the civil conflict
Protesters
Lead figures
No centralized leadership
Units involved
Protesters

Bloody January[1] was a series of protests that began in Kazakhstan on 2 January 2022 after a sudden sharp increase in gas prices. The Kazakh government said this was because of high demand and price fixing. The protests began in the oil town of Zhanaozen and quickly spread to other cities.[2][3]

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called for a state of emergency from 5 to 19 January.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kazakhstan Seeks Lessons From Its Bloody January". VOA. Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  2. Lillis, Joanna (2022-01-03). "Kazakhstan: Gas price hike fuels Zhanaozen protests". eurasianet.org. Retrieved 2022-01-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Sharp Energy Price Hike Triggers Protests In Kazakhstan". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. 2022-01-03. Retrieved 2022-01-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)