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Mongolian youth mount protest against ‘unliveable economy’

AKIPRESS.COM – Large numbers of Mongolian youth have mounted a protest demanding that the government address economic hardship and unliveable conditions, reports bne IntelliNews.

Protesters yelled, “Do your job!” and “You [officials] cut back on your expenses!”, the latter slogan being a response to Speaker of Parliament Gombojavyn Zandanshatar, who lately pressed Mongolians to cut back on their expenditures during the current difficult times.

Mongolia is suffering high fuel costs triggered by effects of the war in Ukraine and jammed export channels to China, caused by Beijing’s “Zero covid” policy. Inflation, meanwhile, is on the rise. It is a real headache for Mongolians, who were shocked to see it hit an eye-watering 14% in January.

The rally, held over April 7 and 8, was peaceful, but police used force to arrest some protesters on the evening of the first day, claiming they were intoxicated. The second day saw the size of…

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