Protests in Kazakhstan: BBC correspondent describes apocalyptic scenes in the country’s main city

  • Abdujalil Abdurasulov
  • BBC News

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A car burned in the city of Almaty after the protests.

Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, looks like something out of an apocalyptic movie.

As he drove early Friday, the smell of burned vehicles was still in the air. There were few people, some were too scared to go outside.

The army and the police blocked key places in the city, which has been the focus of protests against the government in all the country.

When we approached the soldiers in the main square, they yelled at us and fired into the air as a warning, to keep us at a distance.

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