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    Georgia crackdown - 08 Nov 07

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    Hundreds of Georgian troops have been sent to the streets of the capital Tbilisi following the declaration of a state of emergency.

    President Mikhail Saakashvili has accused Moscow of plotting to overthrow him and expelled Russian diplomats from the capital.

    Russia denies it played a role in organising mass demonstrations calling for Saakashvili to resign, and has promised appropriate counter measures in response to the return of its three representatives.

    Jonah Hull reports from Moscow.