30 and 31 January in Bishkek at the U.S. Embassy held a protest, demanding to withdraw from the territory of KyrgyzstanU.S. servicemen stationed on the basis of “Manas”, renamed two years ago, the Transit Center (TSC). A February 1 protesters handed over their claims to the department for receipt of applications of the Parliament of the Republic.
Meetings, which were attended by 15-25 people, NGOs had “Asir” and People’s Union “New forces in Kyrgyzstan.” They expressed frustration that NATO planes, dropping fuel, causing damage to the environment of the country.
The third day of the rally. Photo by “Fergana”
On the first day of the rally, participants hung on sticks boots and unfurled banners demanding an end to the activities of CTP and offset the environmental damage caused. “There are no politicians who are gathered here just peasants. We raised the boots, because the Kirghiz have a tradition – raise your shoes before the ruling that they understand the problems of the peasants “- quoted protesters AKIpress .
“Killed 30 hectares of land, who is dying cattle. In the villages Beshterek, Sabyr, Steppe and others nearby to “Manas”, the same situation. As soon as the warmer, get out, put a tent and will demand the closure of the airbase, “- said the resident of the village of Kara-Suu Tolombek Tursunaliev.
In addition, the protesters fear that the transit center could strike Iran in the event of war with the United States. Protesters chanted: “The devil, go away,” “Yankee, go away!”, Reports Regnum .
Parliament passed a statement addressed to the Speaker of the protesters and Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan. The document states:
“Today, in Bishkek airport” Manas “is the Transit Center, and in fact a military base, which provides for military operations in Afghanistan.
Because of greed and political cowardice of the authorities of Kyrgyzstan has for 10 years as a result of discharges of fuel, which carry the American planes, causing irreparable damage to the environment of the country. The people of Kyrgyzstan became an accomplice to criminal offenses, the so-called forces of the international coalition against terrorism that spread violence against the civilian Afghan population.
In addition, in recent months, sharply worsened relations between the U.S. and Iran. Most experts believe that the war between the U.S. and Iran will be. In this case, Tehran threatens to strike missile strikes against bases of the United States, including the transit center at the airport “Manas”.
We, the People’s Union “New forces in Kyrgyzstan”, NGO “Asir” is unacceptable to remain in an international civil airport “Manas” in Bishkek, military bases and demand that the Parliament and the Government’s one month to begin the process of denunciation of the treaty of the Center for Transit ” manas “; withdraw U.S. military base in the territory of Kyrgyzstan; demand from the U.S. government to indemnify the country’s ecology.”
The question “Fergana” on how to react to the protesters, if the government refuses to comply with their requirements, what happens if after the expiration of the requirements are not met, co-chair “New Forces” Kubat Toksobaev replied that they will go to drastic measures, but the voice He did not, “because it can be arrested for.”
The international news agency “Fergana”