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Tens of thousands rally in Georgia for jailed ex-leader Saakashvilli

AFP, 14 Oct 2021
Supporters of jailed ex-president Mikheil Saakashvilli and his United National Movement Party rally in Tblisi, Georgia's capital, to demand his release after the ruling party imprisoned him on the eve of highly controversial local elections. Chanting Saakashvili's name and waving national flags, demonstrators fill the capital's Freedom Square as well as the main thoroughfare, Rustaveli Avenue, with an AFP correspondent estimating the crowd at more than 50,000 people.

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