The death toll in violent protests against the rise of petroleum products in Kazakhstan has risen to 46.
According to the International News Agency, the government resigned after violent protests in Kazakhstan on January 2 over rising oil prices, and the president declared a state of emergency in two cities affected by the unrest.
Despite the imposition of emergency and night curfews in Almaty and Mengsu, the situation is still tense. Crackdown on protesters continues in these cities at the behest of President Qasim, which has led to an increase in casualties.
A total of 46 people have been killed so far, including 28 civilians and 18 policemen, while hundreds have been injured. More than 3,000 protesters have been arrested.
Despite the resignation of the government, the protesters are still protesting against the prices.