Weather in UB

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Shock: Post election riots

There really isn't much I can say. There were protests outside the MPRP (Mongolian Peoples Revolutionary Party) headquarters yesterday. It started out being over allegations of election fraud, but turned into something different and ugly.

http://www.mongolia-web.com

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7483286.stm

I have a feeling that some people here are frustrated. Frustrated with unemployment, lack of services and they felt the need to take it out on the ruling party. Sadly, they burned a large portion of the MPRP building (possibly burning the archives) and the looted a nearby art gallery and the State Symphony. It's a sad day for Mongolia.
Check out these blogs: http://asiangypsy.blogspot.com/
http://www.terrycom.net/blog/

1 comment:

Maysam said...

Yeah,itُ s really too bad for mongolians and Iُ m so worry about this problem.I hope everything will be allright very soon.But the thing that really made me shocked was this part of news:((Majority of the instigators of the riot were in the state of alcoholic intoxication.))
I hope all of you are allright there.
Please take care of yourself,miss ulaana.