Police seal off seized Kyrgyz govt building

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BISHKEK, June 17 (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Kyrgyz troops and police sealed off the main government building after it was seized by protesters on Friday, to prevent any more breaking in.

Reuters correspondent Olga Dzyubenko said that the police and troops were not carrying firearms. Earlier, officials fled the building after more than 150 protesters, backing an opposition candidate in July 10 presidential polls, broke in.

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