(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 9
Police officers of Kazakhstan's Nur-Sultan city inspect every yard and flat, head of the police department of the capital of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Sadenov said, Trend reports with reference to Interfax.
Sadenov said that the city is under full operational control, checkpoints continue to operate.
“Law and order” operational and preventive procedure is being carried out to find violators of public order,” head of the police department added.“Every yard and flat are being inspected.”
“I urge residents to understand this procedure and render assistance,” Sadenov added.“If you know facts about suspicious people, immediately inform about this.”
Kazakhstan's government announced late Jan. 4 that it was restoring some price caps on liquefied petroleum gas, after the rare protests reached Almaty following a sharp rise in the price of the fuel at the start of the year.
Many Kazakhs have converted their cars to run on LPG, which is far cheaper than gasoline as a vehicle fuel in Kazakhstan because of price caps. But the government argued that the low price was unsustainable and lifted the caps on Jan. 1.
After the price of the fuel spiked, big demonstrations erupted on Jan. 2 in certain parts of the country. Public protests are illegal in the country unless their organizers file a notice in advance.
Following the development of the situation, the government declared a state of emergency all over the country. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said the government initiated the anti-terorrist operations to deal with the ongoing riots.
Also, the divisions of the united peacekeeping contingent of CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) arrived in Kazakhstan to assist in restoring order and help protect strategic objects of the country.
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