Sunday, March 20, 2005

Kyrgyz Crackdown

During the night, Kyrgyz security forces retook government buildings in Osh and Jalal-Abad, but with only limited success as over 10,000 opposition protestors took to the streets of Jalal-Abad and retook the building there, as well as burned down a police station. Reports suggest that local police are standing aside while special forces from Bishkek go after the protestors. This may be a crucial tipping point, as the Akayev government looks like it might lose control of much of the country if it doesn't start meeting some opposition demands.


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