Protesters seized Kyrgyzstan’s seat of government and freed a jailed former president on Tuesday after demonstrations against an election marred by vote-buying accusations spiraled into violent clashes with police. Al Jazeera reports that Monday’s clashes began after an initially peaceful rally held by losing parties spun out of control. Police tried to disperse protesters when they first attempted to force their way to the main government building, known as the White House, on Monday evening and at one point a Radio Free Europe live feed showed police throwing stun grenades as they struggled to push back protesters, who appeared to have set several bins on fire in one particularly fierce exchange.