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Georgia's Shevardnadze Declares State of Emergency

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Georgia's Shevardnadze Declares State of Emergency

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Georgia's Shevardnadze Declares State of Emergency

Georgia's Shevardnadze Declares State of Emergency

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President Eduard Shevardnadze declares a state of emergency in Georgia, a former Soviet republic left in chaos by protesters who oppose Shevardnadze's efforts to hang on to power. Demonstrators stormed the parliament Saturday as Shevardnadze addressed lawmakers, forcing him to flee the building. Hear NPR's Lawrence Sheets.

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