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Protesters in Kazakhstan who are upset with rising fuel prices and the former president Nursultan Nazarbayev essentially remaining in power via a shadow government have revolted against the regime.
— Aleksander Onishchuk (@Brave_spirit81) January 5, 2022
After armed citizens stormed government buildings in the city of Almaty on Tuesday, the entire cabinet resigned from power while police and military engaged in firefights with the revolutionaries.
Footage circulating on social media also reportedly shows security forces completely overwhelmed in Almaty as crowds beat up one national guardsman on a street corner. pic.twitter.com/PnQJMZLXI2
— Bryan MacDonald (@27khv) January 5, 2022
Rebellious Kazakhs in cities across the country were reportedly chanting, “Old man out,” in reference to the ex-leader Nazarbayev.
— Don (@donhoxa) January 4, 2022
The government allegedly cut off internet access for the entire country after declaring a state of emergency.
⚠️ Confirmed: #Kazakhstan is now in the midst of a nation-scale internet blackout after a day of mobile internet disruptions and partial restrictions.
The incident is likely to severely limit coverage of escalating anti-government protests.
— NetBlocks (@netblocks) January 5, 2022
As ZeroHedge noted on Twitter, “Kazakhstan produces 42% of global uranium. It mined more uranium than Canada, Australia, and Namibia combined, which are the #2, #3 and #4 producers.”
In response to the nation experiencing a full-on revolution or civil war, global Uranium prices have skyrocketed.
A full police brigade in the city of #Atyrau has sided with the protestors! This signals complete shift in the dynamics of the power and now the people are taking control. Still problems with mobile & Internet connections in #Kazakhstan. pic.twitter.com/yLX4CScbBo
— Bota Jardemalie 🇰🇿🇧🇪🇪🇺 (@jardemalie) January 5, 2022