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Protesters storm Government Palace in Mongolia over $12 billion coal theft. Video

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On December 4, mass protests began in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar over the theft of $12 billion worth of coal exports, Central Asia reported. According to a post by Telegram channel Baza, on December 5, protesters stormed the Government Palace and demanded that the authorities punish the politicians who stole the coal.

Media reports revealed the day before that the amount of coal taken out of the country was different from the amount received by China. As a result, China executed the officials involved in the theft of the raw materials, and the media reported that the PRC sent the names of local politicians involved in the theft to Mongolian Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai.

The protesters are now demanding that the government and the president name the people involved and expose the corrupt scheme. According to Baza, law enforcement suppressed the first attempt to storm the building, but protesters are continuing to try to force their way in.

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