2010 in Kyrgyzstan

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The following lists events that happened during 2010 in Kyrgyzstan.



  • April 6 - Hundreds of protesters seize a government office in Bishkek to request the resignition of Kurmanbek Bakiyev after battling flashbangs and lachrymators. A local governor is taken hostage by protesters. Hundreds surround police HQ. Almazbek Atambayev is seized by police. There are riots in Talas.
  • April 7 - Kyrgyz Revolution of 2010
    • President Kurmanbek Bakiyev reportedly flees the country, as the government steps down and protestors overrun the parliament building. The opposition announces the formation of a new provisional government headed by Roza Otunbayeva.
    • President Kurmanbek Bakiyev makes a last-ditch attempt to quell the riots by imposing a curfew as six people reportedly die.
    • Protesters seize the state television channel building in the capital, Bishkek. Kyrgyz opposition representatives and human rights activists appear on the TV channel KTR which resumes broadcasting after one hour.
    • Interior Minister Moldomussa Kongantiyev is reported to have been killed after being taken hostage by opposition protesters inside an interior department building in the northern city of Talas.
  • April 8 - Kyrgyz Revolution of 2010
    • 100 people die in anti-government protests in Kyrgyzstan, according to opposition activist Toktoim Umetalieva.
    • The Kyrgyzstan government is ousted as the result of the popular revolt.
    • Opposition leader Roza Otunbayeva says she will lead a temporary government for six months.
    • President Kurmanbek Bakiyev escapes Bishkek, purportedly to a southern region of the country through Osh. He refuses to resign, but admits he has lost control of the Kyrgyz military.
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