Dozens killed in violent demonstrations in Kyrgyzstan capital

2010-04-08 08:05 BJT


Tensions in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, were running high on Wednesday. Dozens of people were killed and more than 400 were injured in violent clashes between anti-government protestors and police.

Clashes between police and thousands of opposition protesters in Kyrgyzstan continued Wednesday.

Protesters stormed parliament, took over the national TV and radio channels and set fire to government offices in the capital of Bishkek.

Two regional government buildings were overrun by protesters early Wednesday.

Protestors carry an injured fellow in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, April 7, 2010. (Xinhua/Sadat)
Protestors carry an injured fellow in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, April 7,
2010. (Xinhua/Sadat)