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Report says police beat opposition activists in Georgia
October 11, 2003
Associated Press

Posted by HW on August 24, 2019

Beating
Police beat about 30 activists of an opposition youth organization in Georgia, a radio station in the former Soviet republic reported Saturday.

Kmara
Radio Imedi reported that police used force against members of the youth group Kmara in the Black Sea port city of Poti, where President Eduard Shevardnadze was to attend a city anniversary ceremony. Police could not immediately be reached for comment.

Whistles
The radio station said the activists, who oppose Shevardnadze, said they had been blowing whistles and writing the word 'kmara' - which means 'enough' in Georgian - on a street in the city, but had done nothing illegal.

Elections
Parliamentary elections are scheduled to be held in the small Caucasus Mountain nation on Nov. 2.
 
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