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    BISHKEK, June 1 (RIA Novosti) - Protesters made another attempt to storm the Supreme Court building and succeeded. About a hundred of protesters broke into the building, while the other 200 stayed outside. Thereby, they ousted the supporters of the candidates who lost the March 2005 parliamentary elections from the Supreme Court building. The opposition's accusations of massive fraud at the elections had sparked off popular uprising that toppled President Askar Akayev and his regime. Those who had held the Supreme Court building threatened to ignite bottles filled with gasoline. About 20 unarmed police officers in uniforms tried to deter the storm of the building, but gave up and stopped interfering in the events. Around 100 supporters of those who did not make it into parliament were holding the Supreme Court for 45 days, demanding the court's resignation, to recognize the parliamentary elections results legitimate, and reinstate Kurmanbek Osmonov as parliament chairman.

    A government commission is working in the court at the moment, inquiring into the reasons behind the incident. It is comprising Supreme Court and government officials, and prominent lawyers.

    Twenty minibuses arrived at the Supreme Court building on Wednesday morning bringing some 300 people who said they represented the nation and demanded the court reopen.

    The protesters wore turquoise armbands, while those inside the building had red ones on their arms.

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