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Kyrgyz police clash with anti-government protesters


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Kyrgyz police clash with anti-government protesters

There have been violent protests in Kyrgyzstan over the government’s refusal to nationalise a gold-mining venture with a Canadian company.
 
Police fired tear gas on demonstrators who tried to storm government headquarters in what their leader called a coup attempt.
 
The volatile Central Asian state has seen several assaults on the government since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
 
This latest rally, with its direct call to overthrow the government, has been described as the most violent in the capital Bishkek since the 2010 revolt that ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev.

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