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Kyrgyz Capital's Largest Market Closed Due To Disorder

BISHKEK -- The largest outdoor market in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, has closed due to disorder in the city's outskirts, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

Traders at the hundreds of small shops and stands at the Dordoi market removed their goods today.

Several hundred young people with metal and wooden sticks attacked several homes on April 19 in the village of Maevka, just outside of Bishkek, demanding they be given plots of land on which to build houses.

At least three people were killed and 40 injured during the clashes. Several homes and cars were also set on fire and more than 100 protesters were arrested.

The Kyrgyz Interior Ministry said the situation was now under control.