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Georgian Interior Ministry: Opposition demonstrations leave two dead

Politics Materials 26 May 2011 10:48
Details added (the first version was posted at 04:58)
Georgian Interior Ministry: Opposition demonstrations leave two dead

Details added (the first version was posted at 04:58)

Georgia , Tbilisi, May 26 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /

Two people were killed during the dispersal of opposition demonstrations in Georgia , Georgian Interior Ministry's Analytical Department Head Shota Utiashvili said. He said cars from the opposition leaders' escort ran down on the two people and they died as a result.

" Car escort of the opposition leaders, leaving in hasty the place of riots while dispersal, ran over a 54 -year-old policeman, Nodar Tskhadadze ," Utiashvili said .

Tskhadadze was among the protesters.

"Police Lieutenant Vladimir Mashulashvili was also killed in running-down accident," Utiashvili added. .

About 37 victims of the running-down accident during the riots have been hospitalized. Eight of them are policemen, 28 - ordinary citizens and one- journalist of ITV broadcaster, Utiashvili said.

"We express our condolences to the families of the dead and all victims," he said.

Eight of them are policemen, 28 ordinary citizens and one journalist of ITV broadcaster, Utiashvili said.

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