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Shots fired in Tskhinvali

by | Nov 30, 2011

TBILISI, DFWatch – Russian news agency Ria Novosti Wednesday reported shooting on the main square in Tskhinvali, the capital of Georgia’s breakaway region South Ossetia.

Supporters of the Alla Dzhioyeva, the appearant winner of the so-called presidential elections, are protesting against the region’s Supreme Court decision to annul the results of the elections.

The government’s security fired warning shots to stop the crowd from breaking into the government building, the news agency reports.

Alla Dzhioyeva was allowed to enter the building together with Anatoly Barankewitch, former de facto defense minister.

There are no injured, as the shots were only fired as a warning. Ria Novosti quotes a source from the so-called presidential administration saying that there are nearly a thousand supporters of Dzhioyeva gathered on the square. The situation was still tense Wednesday at noon. Supporters weren’t able to enter the building and were staying at the square.

On Tuesday the so-called South Ossetia’s Supreme Court annulled the results of the elections and scheduled new early elections for March 25, 2012.

According to the preliminary results of the so-called Central Election Commission in Tskhinvali region, Alla Jiovea had a clear lead on her opponent in the elections Anatoly Bibilov with 16% more votes in the second round of elections. Anatoly Bilbilov is by many considered a Kremlin favorite.

Protesters demand that the so-called president Eduard Kokoiti resigns and transfers government power to Alla Dzhioyeva as the legitimate winner.

 



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