Bakiyev: Supporters to stage protests in S Kyrgyzstan

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Special report:  Unrest in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev said Monday that his supporters would soon start to stage demonstration and protests in the southern part of the Central Asian country.

Speaking at a press conference at the village of Teyyit in the southern province of Jalalabad, Bakiyev said a majority of southern Kyrgyz people remained supportive of him.

Bakiyev's supporters would take to the streets in Jalalabad and Osh as from Tuesday, he said, quoted by Kyrgyz media.

Bakiyev also warned that any attempt to seize or kill him by the interim government would bring about bloodshed.

Three days after deadly unrest broke out in Bishkek, the situation in the capital city began to calm down on Saturday.

Last week, thousands of protesters clashed with security forces throughout the country, driving out local governments and seizing government headquarters in Bishkek.

Bakiyev fled to the south late Wednesday following the bloody unrest. Opposition parties Thursday formed an interim government led by Roza Otunbayeva, a former foreign minister.

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