Kyrgyzstan Protests
Posted 4/7/10 , edited 4/7/10
So apparently the government has declared a state of emergency, it will be interesting to see what the Government response is, that is if they are capable of doing anything at this point. Also how will this affect the U.S. base that is located there.

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Thousands of protesters furious over corruption and spiraling utility bills seized internal security headquarters, a state TV channel and other levers of power in Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday after government forces fatally shot dozens of demonstrators and wounded hundreds.

A revolution in the Central Asian nation was proclaimed by leaders of the opposition, who have called for the closure of a U.S. air base outside the capital that serves as a key transit point for supplies essential to the war in nearby Afghanistan.

The U.S. State Department said transport operations at the Manas base were "functioning normally."

This mountainous former Soviet republic erupted when protesters called onto the streets by opposition parties for a day of protest began storming government buildings in the capital, Bishkek, and clashed with police. Groups of elite officers opened fire.

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Posted 4/7/10 , edited 4/8/10
interesting, i too wonder what the US gov. will do
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