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    Ex-Georgian Leader Detained, Later Freed by Supporters

    He’s on the lam. When police in Kiev arrived to arrest former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili — accused of colluding with a corrupt, pro-Kremlin tycoon — he fled to the roof of his building. But after officers managed to drag him into a van outside, a massive crowd of supporters prevented them from leaving. They eventually freed Saakashvili, who’s now calling for the peaceful removal of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Saakashvili has rejected demands by authorities to turn himself in, and this morning, his supporters blocked a second attempt to arrest him.

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