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An unexpectedly short and easy revolution

A vivid and exciting eye-witness account of the revolution in Kyrgyzstan on March 24th by Elnura Osmonalieva from Thinking-East. Protestors stormed the White House in Bishkek and ousted the president. This is how it started:

"At 10:00 a.m. on 24th March 2005, opposition forces gathered about 10,000 people to protest the falsified parliamentary election results and demand the resignation of President Askar Akaev in front of Nazaraliev's Medical Clinic in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan..."

You need to see the historic photos Elnura Osmonalieva took throughout the day too:

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We'll soon find out who gets to sit in the president's chair from now on... This last photo is the view from his office.

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March 29, 2005 in News related | Permalink

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