From The Archives: Seeds Of 2010 Revolution In Talas, Kyrgyzstan
On April 6, 2010, protests by opponents of Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev turned violent in the northwestern city of Talas. The protesters clashed with police, stormed government buildings, and later set the district administration on fire. By April 7, the violence spread to the capital, Bishkek, leaving many dead and driving Bakiev out of office. RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service correspondent Janar Akaev captured dramatic video as the events unfolded in Talas.