Friday, April 9, 2010

FP has a fascinating first-hand account of some of the riots that accompanied the recent revolution in Kyrgyzstan. The photo that they run at the top of the piece is especially haunting, check out the expression on the policeman's face.

From the article:
Even within the crowd people seem jaded. "I don't know if this is a good thing," mutters one young man. "We'll just have to wait and see," chips in his friend. "I don't expect things to really change," mutters a rioter, "but today is a revolution." There is no jubilation and frenzied utopian plans. The crowd has no idea what the opposition stands for. Instead, it watches unenthusiastically and shouts as if participating in something rather like a deadly election.
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