As a result of clashes between protesters and law enforcement officers in the capital of Kyrgyzstan, 190 police officers were injured. This was announced on Tuesday, October 6, by the Republican Center for the Prevention of Torture on its Facebook.
“According to the information provided by the Bishkek city police department on duty, the approximate number of injured police officers in the capital is about 190 people, of which 6 are in intensive care in serious condition, 4 special vehicles were burned and 6 special vehicles were broken,” the center noted.
It is also reported that during the riots, the Reinforced Medical Aid Point (UPM) located in the Ala-Too square was completely burned down.
On October 4, elections to the Kyrgyz parliament took place. 16 parties competed for 120 seats in parliament. Only four parties out of 16 that participated in the voting were elected to parliament.
The next day, supporters of the parties that could not get the minimum required number of votes, took to the streets of Bishkek. They captured the buildings of not only the parliament and the city hall, but also the public television and radio company. The protesters also released former head of state Almazbek Atambayev and ex-prime minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov from prison, as well as a number of deputies.
President of the republic Sooronbai Jeenbekov called the protests that took place after the parliamentary elections in the country an attempt to seize power. He said that he proposed to the CEC to thoroughly investigate violations at the elections and, if necessary, cancel their results. The head of Kyrgyzstan also called on the leaders of the country’s political parties to reassure their supporters.
In turn, the representative of the opposition national-patriotic party of Kyrgyzstan “Chon Kazat” Maksat Mamytkanov announced plans of the opposition forces of the republic to remove Jeenbekov from office.
Another oppositionist, but already representing the Mekenchil party, said that the opposition will nominate ex-parliamentary deputy Sadyr Zhaparov for the post of prime minister. Politics during protests last night released from prison, where he served that term for taking hostages during the riots in 2013