Kyrgyzstan Supreme Court clash ends occupation Kate Heneroty at 11:03 AM ET
[JURIST] Protestors clashed with 200 members of rival groups in front of the Kyrgyzstan Supreme Court on Wednesday, throwing sticks and flogging each other with horse-whips. The instigators, who arrived in buses from the North, stormed the court to evict protestors from the South, who had occupied the Supreme Court building on April 22, following a loss in March parliamentary elections [JURIST report]. Following the election, a revolt spread through the nation, leading to the ouster [JURIST report] of former President Askar Akaev [Wikipedia profile]. The protestors had seized the court demanding the resignation of all judges appointed by Akaev. Reuters has more.
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