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State Of Emergency Declared In  Kazakhstan after fuel protests


The president of Kazakhstan has declared a two-week state of emergency in parts of the country after protests over fuel price rises turned violent.

Big demonstrations were reported in several areas across the country.

Police in Almaty, the country’s biggest city, used tear gas to contain crowds after vehicles were set on fire.

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in a video address on Tuesday that attacks on government offices by protesters were “absolutely illegal”.

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