URGENT: Police disperse protesters in downtown Bishkek, gunshots heard© RIA Novosti. Vladimir Voronin
Law enforcement personnel have begun dispersing protesters who gathered in the central square of the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek near the government building.
The sounds of gunshots and stun grenades can be heard. People are fleeing the square. Police authorities put the number of protesters at several thousand people.
BISHKEK, April 7 (RIA Novosti)
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