Protests in Kyrgyzstan: Protesters take over Interior Ministry’s building; urgent meeting of parliament expected

Source : 112 Ukraine

Currently, over 1,500 protesters gathered at Ala-Too Square in Bishkek
16:54, 6 October 2020

In the downtown of Bishkek, the mass protests continue. The protesters took over the building of the Interior Ministry as Interfax-Kazakhstan reported.

According to the news agency, after the capturing of the Interior Ministry, people intend to take over the building of the State Committee for National Security.

“The protesters in the capital of Kyrgyzstan took over the building of the Interior Ministry, intend to take over the State Committee for National Security,” the message said.

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However, the information about the takeover of the building was refuted by Deputy Interior Minister of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Orozaliev.

Moreover, due to the protests, Mayor of Bishkek Aziz Surakmatov resigned after the building of the city hall was took over by the protester, and the mayor’s office was occupied by Zhooshbek Koenaliev.

In the territory of the White House at Ala-Too Square, the number of people grows. According to the local mass media, over 1,500 protesters gathered near the building.

Meanwhile, the parliament of Kyrgyzstan gathers for an urgent meeting that should take place at Dostuk Hotel because the building of the parliament is crushed by the protesters.

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Earlier, the Central Election Committee recognized the results of the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan null and void.

On October 5, protesters from opposition forces gathered for a rally at Ala-Too square in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital. The action involved 3-4,000 people who showed their disapproval with the election's outcome.

Police and protesters clashed after the latter tried to storm the gates of the White House. During the night, the protesters took the White House, the administrative building where President and the Parliament work. They also released former president Almazbek Atambayev from detention. One person deceased during protests, and another 590 sustained wounds.


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