Calm returns to Ulan Bator after protests
Uneasy calm has returned to the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator after protests sparked off by the arrest of the country’s former President, Nambaryn Enkhbayar, according to a local TV channel.
Foreign embassies are operating in emergency mode.
More than a thousand supporters of the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party took to the streets yesterday demanding the release of their leader and threatening riots.
Experts link Enkhbayar's arrest to the standoff between the country’s two biggest political forces in the run-up to parliamentary elections, due to be held in Mongolia in June this year.