Sunday, March 20, 2005

Kyrgyzstan - A revolution may be underway in the small former Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan. Protests have erupted throughout the country in the wake of an allegedly rigged election. Angry mobs have occupied numerous government buildings and an airport , later they burned down a police station after liberating prisoners who had been arrested at earlier demonstrations. Radio Free Europe has reported that peoples councils have been established but are dominated by professional politicians of the opposition party. A number of demonstrators and police have died in clashes according to other reports.