Caught in Kyrgyzstan’s Violence

Kyrgyzstan has been in great turmoil since April, when the people sent the government packing, But with a weak interim government in place, ethnic tensions -which have been growing worse ever since the Soviet Union fell - have finally boiled over. Fighting broke out between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in the southern city of Osh in what has been called a modern-day pogrom. It's estimated that 700 people lost their lives and 400,000 have been displaced. Alisher Khamidov, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, was on a trip home to Osh right when the fighting started. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/12661481[/vimeo]