2022 Kazakh unrest

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2022 Kazakh unrest
Part of the Kazakh democracy movement
Date2 January 2022 - 11 January 2022
Caused by
  • Decreasing of gas price
Parties to the civil conflict
Lead figures
No centralized leadership
Units involved

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. Archived from the original on 2022-03-27. Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  2. Lillis, Joanna (2022-01-03). "Kazakhstan: Gas price hike fuels Zhanaozen protests". eurasianet.org. Archived from the original on 2022-01-04. Retrieved 2022-01-04.
  3. "Sharp Energy Price Hike Triggers Protests In Kazakhstan". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. 2022-01-03. Archived from the original on 2022-01-03. Retrieved 2022-01-04.