Police disperse pro-, anti-Saakashvili clashes in Georgian capital

Former President Saakashvili fled Georgia after being voted out of office in November and has since been called to face questioning over the death of his predecessor alongside a number of his former aides.

Police disperse pro-, anti-Saakashvili clashes in Georgian capital

World Bulletin / News Desk

Supporters and opponents of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili clashed in the capital city Tbilisi on Thursday.

Saakashvili fled the country after being voted out of office in November and has since been called to face questioning over the death of his predecessor alongside a number of his former aides.

Dozens of his supporters gathered in front of the Prosecutor-General's Office to protest the summoning, claiming that the smear campaign against him is politically motivated.

A number of his opponents then arrived at the scene and clashed with the group until police came to disperse them.

Saakashvili, who is being threatened with being put on the international most-wanted list by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, has refused to return and is currently hiding in the US.

Last Mod: 28 Mart 2014, 15:43
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