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10,000 Georgians resume protests against president

10,000 Georgians resume protests against president

About 10,000 protesters are returning to the streets of Georgia's capital to demand the resignation of President Mikhail Saakashvili.
They are setting up mock jail cells in the center of the city to dramatize their claim that the former Soviet republic has turned into a police state.
The demonstrations began April 9 but were suspended over the four-day holiday weekend as the predominantly Orthodox Christian country celebrated Orthodox Easter.
The protests resumed Tuesday, and opposition leaders said they would lead the street protests every evening until Saakashvili steps down.
Saakashvili's opponents accuse him of concentrating power in his own hands and mishandling last year's war with Russia, which resulted in the loss of territory.