We have been experiencing a rapid spread of peaceful protests in Kazakhstan - starting in Zhanauzen over gas prices (which increased 100%), quickly spreading in the West of the country. Almaty protests started yesterday. The military (Rapid Action Force) were dispersed to stop the peaceful protests. The calls from the protestors quickly took on an anti-government sentiment. The people started fighting back since the Rapid Action Force started using smoke bombs against them. Some representatives of the military allegedly joined the people. Now the city of Almaty is quiet. Transport doesn't operate, no social media except Twitter works. Many people cannot go to work. Many roads are blocked. The president declared the resignation of the government cabinet. The state of emergency has been issued for two weeks.