State of Emergency declared in Uzbekistan Karakalpakstan province
Uzbekistan's president declares a state of emergency in Karakalpakstan Province.
After a failed bid to scrap its autonomy, Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has declared a month-long state of emergency in the northwestern province of Karakalpakstan.
The presidency announced that a state of emergency was declared according to a presidential decree "in the Republic of Karakalpakstan from 00:01 a.m. on July 3, 2022, to 00:00 a.m. on August 2, 2022."
Riots broke out in the Province on Friday over a constitutional amendment that sought to remove Karakalpakstan's autonomous status. The area is populated by the ethnic minority of Karakalpaks.
Police stepped in to quell the riots after protestors tried to storm into government buildings.