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Georgians march through capital, call for reform

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the center of Georgia's capital and rallied outside City Hall Thursday in their latest protest aimed at unseating President Mikhail Saakashvili. The rain-soaked march was part of a series of daily rallies against the US-allied Saakashvili, who protesters say walked into a crushing defeat in last year's war with Russia and is displaying increasingly authoritarian tendencies. Thousands have gathered in Tbilisi every day since April 9 demanding Saakashvili resign. But Saakashvili, who says he's done nothing wrong, is refusing to step down, leading to a split in the opposition between moderates who believe they will eventually meet their goal with continued peaceful protests and radicals who consider them powerless.
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