Violent Confrontation Yields New Political Crisis for Kyrgyzstan

Armed with rocks, protestors clash with security forces that respond with tear gas and stun grenades. (Photo: David Trilling)

After surmounting months of political hurdles, Kyrgyzstan’s interim government faced a new test on August 5 as demonstrators clashed with security forces in a Bishkek suburb.

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David Trilling is the Central Asia new editor for EurasiaNet.org. Alina Dalbaeva is a journalist based in Bishkek.

Violent Confrontation Yields New Political Crisis for Kyrgyzstan

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