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Kyrgyzstan video roundup

The situation in Kyrgyzstan is rapidly evolving, with reports that President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has fled the country, the unconfirmed death of Interior Minister Moldomus Kongantiyev in the protests, and a declaration by opposition leaders of the formation of a new government. In this age of mass digital media, viral videos of the unfolding events are ...

The situation in Kyrgyzstan is rapidly evolving, with reports that President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has fled the country, the unconfirmed death of Interior Minister Moldomus Kongantiyev in the protests, and a declaration by opposition leaders of the formation of a new government. In this age of mass digital media, viral videos of the unfolding events are uploaded virtually as they happen. Here’s a roundup of some of the best footage online.

Gunshots and explosions are clearly audible in the above video from the AP, which also appears to show protesters marching through the streets, weapons in hand, and seemingly in control.

This footage from Russia Today, which is funded by the Russian government, shows government forces taking position, and protesters chasing after fleeing riot police. One policeman is injured in the video, and swarmed upon by the crowd.

Watch the above clip for a video compilation of foreign news reports.

The Euronews footage above is notable for its filming of indiscriminate shooting by government forces, starting at the 0:46 mark.

You can follow the protests on Twitter with #Krygyzstan, and watch Passport for future updates.

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