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Kyrgyzstan citizens demand leaders resign, cite toxic mine

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By The Associated Press
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, 10:09 p.m.
 

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Protesters clashed with police on Wednesday and tried breaking into the building that houses parliament and government offices in Kyrgyzstan's capital to demand the resignation of the prime minister and other top officials.

Authorities in the Central Asian nation described the mass assault as an attempt to overthrow the government.

Police protecting government offices — known as the White House — used dogs and smoke bombs to disperse a group of young men who attempted to scale the gates.

The gathering nominally was intended to voice discontent over a gold mine, which has been the source of a series of toxic spills in past years.

 

 
 


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