Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kyrgyz Violence

Something is happening in Kyrgyzstan. That's about as specific as I'm comfortable getting. We know that there have been riots and violence. There are reports that the government, led by the prime minister, has resigned. The president has reportedly fled the capital. Right now it seems nobody is in charge.

There may be a temptation to cheer the deposition of an autocrat. Resist it. As of right now, the only thing to do is send your thoughts and prayers to all those Kyrgyz people who are caught up in this violence. Many died, many more were injured. It's not clear where this is going, but chances are the violence isn't over. For the sake of the Kyrgyz people, let's all hope for a peaceful resolution.

(Photos from the day's riots here and here.)

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