Protest at Kumtor mine
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Police move in on protesters at Kyrgyz gold mine

There have been angry clashes in Kyrgyzstan after hundreds of police moved in to disperse a protest over a valuable Canadian-owned gold mine.

About 1,000 people have been camped out for days calling for a bigger share of the profits from the Kumtor mine, owned by Canada's Centerra Gold group.

The government has now declared a state of emergency around the gold mine.

Gulnara Kasmambet reports.

  • 31 May 2013
  • From the section World