KIEV — Masked members of Ukraine’s security services arrested Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and now Ukrainian opposition figure, in an early morning raid Tuesday. However, his supporters managed to free him from a police van before he could be taken away.
The raid on his apartment unleashed chaotic scenes, as throngs of Saakashvili’s supporters rushed to the apartment block, next to the capital’s central Independence Square, clashing with police. Some of his supporters broke the glass in the police van and hauled out Saakashvili, who was still wearing handcuffs. From there, they marched through downtown Kiev to the parliament.
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Source: POLITICO – Europe Edition