On the second day of demonstration against Mongolian Cabinet, protesters get violent. Angry protesters broke the metal fence of the State House of Mongolia and 4 guards were injured.
Just few minutes ago, Mongolian parliament has held online session and discussed proposal of declaring a state of emergency in Ulaanbaatar city. Lawmakers decided not to declare the state of emergency for now. However, if the situation worsens in the future, the Parliament supported the implementation of relevant measures based on the recommendations of National Security Council.
Earlier, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, P. Sainzorig, informed decision of forcibly disperse the demonstration.
Mongolians began demonstrating in Ulaanbaatar and other cities after the theft of large amounts of coal revenue came to light.
According to unofficial sources, some 6.5 million tonnes of coal worth of MNT 40 trillion were stolen.
On 1 July, 2008, The president of Mongolia declared a state of emergency after rioting sparked by allegations of election fraud left five dead, more than 300 injured and hundreds in detention. This was the first in Mongolia’s history.
The sudden outbreak of violence in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, was the worst for decades. Thousands of rock-throwing protestors besieged the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary party (MPRP) headquarters, torching the building and overturning vehicles around the centre of the capital. Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon to drive them away, as clashes continued into the night.