Kazakhstan asks Russian-led alliance for help quelling protests
Al Jazeera, 06 Jan 2022
Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said he has appealed to a Russian-led security bloc for help after failing to quell days of protests in the ex-Soviet nation that have seen state buildings torched and eight security personnel reported dead.
The Central Asian country has been rocked by protests since the start of the year against a New Year fuel price increase that on Wednesday escalated into protesters clashing with police and storming government buildings.
Al Jazeera’s Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington, DC.
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