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In Kyiv, Dramatic Scenes As Saakashvili Detained, Then Freed After Supporters Confront Police

Supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili freed the former Georgian president from a police van amid chaotic scenes after Ukrainian security forces stormed his apartment in Kyiv, dragged him off the roof, and detained him.

Amid a dramatic standoff between officers in riot gear and hundreds of protesters who blocked streets in an effort to prevent the authorities from taking him away, Saakashvili was pulled from the van despite police resistance and called for President Petro Poroshenko's exit from power.

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