Protesters in Kyrgyzstan seized and looted local gold mines

According to some sources, Jerooy gold mine was attacked and almost destroyed

In Kyrgyzstan, due to the threat of looting, all ATMs were turned off and cash was taken out of them. In different cities, unknown people seized the gold mines. The parliament was ready to proclaim an opposition leader as the prime minister, but members did not have a quorum.

Unknown people attack and seize deposits and mining enterprises.

In Talas region, at one of the largest Jerooy deposits, people set fire to equipment, warehouses and offices. Company employees had to hide from the crowd. In the Ala-Buka district of the Jalal-Abad region, local residents confiscated two drill rigs from employees of a mining company.

The Ishtamberdi gold deposit in the Ala-Buka region was captured by about 300-400 local residents.

This is happening at various enterprises in different parts of the country.

Formally, President Sooronbai Jeenbekov retains power in the country. He addressed the citizens with a statement that at night, some political forces tried to “illegally seize power.”

The government of Kyrgyzstan switched to a “special mode” of work.

Members of parliament tried to gather twice for a meeting in order to dismiss the Cabinet of Ministers and appoint the politician Sadyr Zhaparov as the prime minister, whom the protesters released from the colony on the night of October 6. But both times they did not have enough quorum.

The mayor of Bishkek resigned after the protesters occupied the capital’s mayor’s office and appointed a “people’s mayor.”

This is the third revolution in Kyrgyzstan over the past 10 years. In 2005, protesters overthrew President Askar Akayev, and in 2010, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who replaced him. Akayev now lives in Russia, Bakiyev in Belarus.

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