Nationwide demonstrations erupted in Kyrgyzstan against a controversial parliamentary election that had been held on Sunday, October 4. The protests have been taking place since Tuesday, October 6, forcing a nullified vote and many resignations including the prime minister, the cabinet, and several governors and mayors—sparking a political turmoil and leaving the government institutions in chaos and mess. So far, at least one person has been killed and hundreds injured. The president has declared a state of emergency in the country's capital Bishkek on Friday, October 9, trying to take back control of the growing crisis. A curfew, soldiers on the streets, and checkpoints are in force from 8 PM Friday until 8 AM on October 21.