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EXPLAINER: What's behind unrest rocking oil-rich Kazakhstan

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EXPLAINER: What's behind unrest rocking oil-rich Kazakhstan

A demonstrator carries a police shield in front of police line during a protest in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. Demonstrators protesting rising fuel prices broke into the mayor's office in Kazakhstan's largest city Wednesday and flames were seen coming from inside, according to local news reports. Many of the demonstrators who converged on the building in Almaty carried clubs and shields, the Kazakh news site Zakon said.