Opposition groups in Kyrgyzstan said they’ve seized power in the country after taking control of government buildings in the capital Bishkek during protests over the results of the October 4 parliamentary election.
Riot police reportedly used tear gas, water cannons and stun grenades to disperse the crowd of over 5,000 protesters.
Protesters demonstrating against the results of the parliamentary election have stormed a building that houses the country’s parliament and presidential offices, leaving one person dead and at least 590 wounded following clashes with police, the government said.
The central election commission was reported to have annulled the results of the October 4 election. The decision came shortly after the country’s President Sooronbay Jeenbekov called on all political parties to obey the rule of law and place the fate of the country above political ambitions.