President Askar Akayev was cast out of power in May 2005 after protests in the center of the capital against corruption and misrule.

Five years later, several dozen people were shot dead by government troops when angry mobs attacked the presidential administration building in unrest that led to President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's ouster.

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