Over 1,000 people injured in Kazakhstan – health ministry

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More than 1,000 people have thus far been injured as a result of mass protests in Kazakhstan, First Deputy Health Minister Ajar Giniyat said, Interfax writes.

“As a result of protests in the Republic of Kazakhstan, more than 1,000 people have been injured and 400 hospitalized, including 62 in intensive care units,” Giniyat said on the state-controlled television channel Khabar 24.

“Ten medical workers have been injured. We ask the public not to disrupt the work of medics, to let ambulances get to the injured on time,” she said.

To remind, on January 2, protests erupted in Kazakhstan against a 2-2.5-fold increase in the price of liquefied gas to 120 tenge (USD 0.28). Then thousands of people went to rallies, in particular, in the largest cities of Zhanaozen and Aktau. Demonstrators announced an indefinite action.