- Over 75,000 Uzbeks flee ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan in worst ethnic violence in 20 years

OSH, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Kyrgyz mobs burned Uzbek homes and cafes and slaughtered Uzbek villagers Sunday in the worst ethnic rioting this Central Asian nation has seen in 20 years. More than 75,000 Uzbeks fled across the border into Uzbekistan, trying to dodge bullets in a frantic dash to safety.
The rioting that begin Thursday night appeared aimed at undermining Kyrgyzstan's interim government, which came to power after former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was ousted in a bloody uprising in April and fled the country. Uzbeks have backed the interim government, while many Kyrgyz in the south have support the toppled president.
Sadly there is ethnic violence going on in Kyrgyzstan. Apparently the Kyrgyz are trying to drive out the Uzbeks over political unrest within the country. This sort of thing is truly sad and despicable. It's a shame ethnic cleansings and racial violence still go on in the world.