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Fresh clashes as Georgia cracks down on anti-Saakashvili demo

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In Georgia, riot police have used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse anti-government demonstrators. Hundreds of opposition members have gathered for a second day of protest in the capital Tbilisi. Many more are said to be on their way to join the rally. Opposition leaders say hundreds of people have been arrested by the authorities. On Saturday, thousands marched through Tbilisi, calling for Mikhail Saakashvili to step down immediately. Demonstrators claim they've been robbed of their freedoms, and say Saakashvili's presence at the top puts the whole region at risk. According to opposition groups, 13 people were injured and several detained, as police raided one of their offices in the middle of the night. Opposition leader Nino Burdjanadze says the government clampdown has entitled the people to act in self defence.

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