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Troops in capital of ex-Soviet Georgia

November 8, 2007

By MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI, Associated Press Writer

TBILISI, Georgia – Troops flooded the center of the Georgian capital on Thursday to enforce a state of emergency imposed after a violent crackdown on anti-government protesters.

Hundreds of Interior Ministry officers in khaki uniforms and armed with hard rubber truncheons patrolled Tbilisi‘s main thoroughfare, the site of the main protests by demonstrators calling for U.S.-backed President Mikhail Saakashvili to resign.

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