The Internet in Kazakhstan was turned off amid massive protests that began after a sharp increase in prices for liquefied gas. Media portals and websites of a number of government agencies do not work in the country
The Internet was turned off throughout Kazakhstan, it follows from the data of the NetBlocks organization that monitors the operation of the Network.
It recalled that problems with access to the Internet in the republic began the day before, on January 4. In the second half of January 5, this outage “ escalated into a network outage across the country, '' NetBlocks said.
the work of the mobile Internet and partial restrictions. This is likely to severely limit coverage of the growing anti-government protests, '' & mdash; stated in the organization.
RBC sent a request to Kazakhtelecom JSC.
The fact that the Internet was turned off in Kazakhstan was also reported by the KazTAG agency. In particular, it is not possible to visit the pages of such media as zakon.kz, tengrinews.kz and vlast.kz. Sputnik Kazakhstan website also doesn't work. “ The work of the portal has been suspended due to the lack of the Internet '', & mdash; reported in the Telegram agency.
The websites of the president and the government of Kazakhstan, as well as the Ministry of Internal Affairs and a number of other state agencies, are also inaccessible.
The Internet in Kazakhstan was turned off amid mass protests. They began after a sharp increase in the price of liquefied gas. Subsequently, the protesters put forward a number of political demands.
The rallies were accompanied by clashes with the security forces. Protesters stormed the administration buildings and the old presidential residence in Almaty. A state of emergency has been introduced in the city, as well as in the capital Nur-Sultan, Alma-Ata and Mangistau regions. On the morning of January 5, the government of the republic resigned.
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