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Protesters, police clash in Bishkek

2010-04-08 13:31 BJT


The clashes between the opposition demonstrators and the police have destabilized social order in Kyrgyzstan. Government troops opened fire on thousands of protesters.

The opposition isn't giving up without a fight.

On Wednesday, anti-government demonstrators stormed a government office in the city of Talas, taking the regional governor hostage.

They called for a nationwide protest, vowing to defy President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, whom they call "authoritarian."

Clashes between police and anti-government protestors in Kyrgyzstan have left at least 65 people dead and over 400 injured. 
Clashes between police and anti-government protestors in Kyrgyzstan have
left at least 65 people dead and over 400 injured.