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Thousands Demand Georgian President's Resignation

May 25, 2011

Several thousand antigovernment protesters in Georgia are demanding the president's resignation for a fifth day.

The rally's organizers have permission to remain at Tbilisi's Freedom Square until midnight on May 25 -- 10 hours before a military parade to mark Independence Day is scheduled to pass through the square.

Prominent opposition leader Nino Burjanadze called on the demonstrators to remain on the square beyond midnight.

President Mikheil Saakashvili's opponents want to force his resignation for alleged corruption within his government and backsliding on reforms.

compiled from agency reports

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/thousands_demand_georgia_president_resign/24204873.html

Copyright (c) 2011. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.



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