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Day of the Peoples April Revolution 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Signifies the day of the popular revolution that ousted authoritarian ex-President Kurmanbek Bakiev in 2010.

President Atambaev signed a presidential decree authorizing the public holiday in 2016.

On April 7, 2010, mass antigovernment protests in Bishkek turned violent, with nearly 100 people killed by security forces.

Bakiev fled the country soon afterwards.

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