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Georgia deploys tear gas, water cannon against pro-EU protesters amid ‘Russian law’ outcry

Country’s president appeals to Interior Ministry to stand down riot police, deploring ‘shame’ of turning on Georgia’s youth.

TBILISI — Riot police cracked down on demonstrators in the Georgian capital Tuesday night, clearing an area in front of the parliament where thousands had been demanding the government drop its controversial “foreign agent” law.

Authorities used water cannon to disperse protesters, some of whom waved EU flags as jets of water forced them away from the building. Riot police charged the…

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