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Georgia: Demonstrators dispersed ahead of independence day celebrations

Shortly after midnight, opposition protests in the Georgian capital were disperse. A policeman was reportedly killed, apparently run over by a jeep belonging to an opposition party leader, after tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons were used to break up the demonstration. Journalists were also beaten up and their materials confiscated. Footage posted on YouTube by Maestro TV showed police used excessive force and was spread widely on Facebook. Человек с киноаппаратом [RU] also posts photos.

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