About 3,000 mourners gathered for a mass funeral in Kyrgyzstan Saturday to commemorate some of the 79 people killed in Wednesday’s violence as the US military suspended flights to Afghanistan via its base in the troubled Central Asian nation.
A day after Kyrgyzstan's ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was forced out of the capital, Bishkek, some demonstrators take out their anger on the presidential palace, claiming what they believe is rightfully theirs.
Kyrgyzstan's interim leader, Roza Otunbayeva, has accused supporters of toppled President Kurmanbek Bakiyev of fomenting a violent response to Wednesday's bloody uprising as the country marks a day of mourning.
Thousands of "red-shirt" protesters have overrun security forces to storm a TV compound north of Bangkok, allowing the pro-opposition People Channel to resume broadcasts. The government had earlier shut the channel saying it incited violence.
Kyrgyzstan is holding a day of national mourning for the victims of the uprising that toppled President Kurmanbek Bakiyev this week. The ousted leader has denied he ordered security forces to open fire on protesters.
The Thai army called up 33,000 extra police and troops around Bangkok to rein in the mass pro-Thaksin protests that have rocked the capital. A Thai court approved arrest warrants for another 17 leaders of the "Red Shirt" demonstrators.
Kyrgyzstan's ousted president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, has refused to resign after fleeing the capital in the wake of Wednesday's bloody uprising. But he conceded that the opposition had seized control of the country.
Thai authorities have shut down a TV channel of red shirted anti-government protesters as part of their efforts to restore order in the capital, a minister said. Rallies to topple the government are ongoing.
Kyrgyzstan's opposition on Thursday called for calm after at least 75 people were killed in violent protests. Roza Otunbayeva, who has been declared interim leader, said that fresh presidential elections would be held in six months.