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Saakashvili Supporters, Opponents Clash In Georgia

Police intervened after minor scuffles broke out between the two camps.
Police intervened after minor scuffles broke out between the two camps.
Dozens of supporters and opponents of Georgia's former President Mikheil Saakashvili have clashed in Tbilisi.

Saakashvili, who left office in November 2013, was summoned on March 22 to appear at the Prosecutor-General's Office on March 27 to be questioned as a witness in several probes.

Saakashvili is currently in the United States and says he will not return to be questioned.

His supporters gathered in front of the Prosecutor-General's Office on March 27 carrying placards with slogans saying "I am Misha, interrogate me too."

Opponents of Saakashvili also arrived at the site and tried to disrupt the protest.

Police had to intervene after minor clashes erupted.

Also on March 27, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili admitted that he may have spoken out of turn when he said Saakashvili may be put on an international most-wanted list if he failed to appear for questioning.
 
Based on reporting by Newsgeorgia.ru and Apsny.ge

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