Georgia's Struggle for Independence

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On 9 April, 1989, Soviet troops and tanks crushed a mass demonstration in Georgia's capital Tbilisi. Hear from two demonstrators on the streets of the capital that night.

(Photo: Large crowd of demonstrators in Tbilisi. Credit: Giorgi Tsagareli)

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