Abandoned police vans in Almaty as violent protests intensify

Protests erupted in several Kazakh cities and towns after the authorities lifted price caps on liquefied petroleum gas, a popular car fuel, allowing prices to surge.

Loud explosions could be heard in downtown Almaty in the early hours of Wednesday (January 5) after police ejected hundreds of protesters from the city's main square using tear gas and stun grenades.

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