(IP)- In Kazakhstan's main city, Almaty, anti-government protesters have stormed the mayor's office on the second day of protests over fuel prices.

Iran PressAsia: On Wednesday, Kazakhstan declared emergencies in the capital, main city, and provinces after demonstrators stormed and torched public buildings, the worst unrest for more than a decade. 

The Cabinet resigned, but that failed to quell the demonstrators' anger, who have taken to the streets in response to a fuel price increase from the start of the new year.

On January 2, crowds took to the streets in Zhanaozen and Aktau in the Mangistau region, protesting against high fuel prices. Two days later, the protests engulfed Almaty, where the police used flashbangs to disperse the crowd and other cities, including Atyrau, Aktobe, Uralsk, Taraz Shymkent, Kyzylorda, Karaganda, and even Kazakhstan's capital Nur-Sultan. 

The president imposed a two-week state of emergency and a curfew in the country's largest city of Almaty and the southwestern Mangistau Province early on Wednesday. The head of the state also accepted the government's resignation. Its members will continue to perform their tasks until a new cabinet is formed.  


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