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Kyrgyz Opposition Rallies In Osh

Thousands of people gathered for an opposition protest rally in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh ahead of local elections this weekend.

RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service says more than 10,000 people took part in the March 1 rally.
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RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service says more than 10,000 people took part in the March 1 rally.

Protesters backed Osh Mayor Melis Myrzakhmatov and criticized President Almazbek Atambaev.
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Protesters backed Osh Mayor Melis Myrzakhmatov and criticized President Almazbek Atambaev.

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Adakhan Madumarov, leader of the Butun (United) Kyrgyzstan party, addresses the rally.
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Adakhan Madumarov, leader of the Butun (United) Kyrgyzstan party, addresses the rally.

The opposition Ata-Jurt (Fatherland) party is strong in Osh.
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The opposition Ata-Jurt (Fatherland) party is strong in Osh.

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Ata-Jurt party leader Kamchybek Tashiev also addressed the rally.
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Ata-Jurt party leader Kamchybek Tashiev also addressed the rally.

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