Georgia: Two killed in rally crackdown

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May 26, 2011
Agence France-Presse    
Posted in LAND News, News

"Two people were killed and dozens injured Thursday when Georgian riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a five-day rally against President Mikheil Saakashvili's pro-Western [sic] rule. Police fired rubber bullets and water cannon to beat back hundreds of people who had gathered in front of a grandstand from which Saakashvili later watched a showpiece military parade marking Georgia's independence from Russia. The government said 37 people had been hospitalised and 90 others detained for two months." (05/26/11)

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