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Kyrgyzstan Part1: the Second Tulip Revolution- What just happened?

By Umer Sultan

Police officers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, were attacked by protesters on Wednesday. NY Times

Kyrgyzstan- a Central Asian country and an ally of the United States faced a public uprising yesterday on April 7th, 2010. People gathered and stormed Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. They were welcomed by the riot control forces and with live bullets from the snipers stationed at the presidential office.  Today the opposition was able to take control of the media and the parliament and thus establishing an interim government. By the end of this second Tulip Revolution, the Interior Minister was beaten to death, the President went into hiding while more than 60 people died and over 400 were wounded.

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