(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
As a result of demonstrations in Nukus, civilians and law
enforcement officers were injured. This was announced today by the
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Trend reports citing Uzdaily .
The President noted that on 1 July 2022, in the city of Nukus, a
group of people, hiding behind false slogans, won the trust of
citizens, misled them, disobeyed the legitimate demands of the
authorities, caused chaos, and tried to seize the buildings of
local government bodies.
On 2 July 2022, they continued destructive actions on the
central streets of the administrative center of the republic,
ignoring the demands to stop actions aimed at violating public
order, he added.
In addition, according to the President, some people who took
part in the riots tried to cause clashes with law enforcement
officers, forcibly entered protected areas, threw stones and
various objects at buildings.
Mirziyoyev noted that during the march through the city they
caused significant damage to infrastructure facilities. They broke
the windows of buildings and set fires. Several groups attempted to
seize the buildings of the Nukus City Department of Internal
Affairs and the National Guard Department in order to obtain
weapons, he stressed.
The President noted that, taking advantage of their numerical
advantage, these people attacked law enforcement officers, severely
beating them and inflicting severe injuries.
“Unfortunately, there are casualties among civilians and law
enforcement officers,” he said. At the same time, the head of state
did not specify the number of victims.
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