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Kyrgyz Protest Near Kumtor Gold Mine

A state of emergency has been declared in northern Kyrgyzstan after clashes broke out between police and local residents protesting and disrupting services to the country's biggest gold mine, Kumtor. Dozens of people were said to have been injured in the clashes in the village of Barskoon on May 31. RFE/RL's correspondent reports that police used tear gas against the crowd and that concussion and fragmentation grenades exploded near the scene where around 3,000 protesters were gathered. (11 PHOTOS)