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Ukraine: 'How long can people be humiliated for?' - Saakashvili joins anti-govt. protesters in tent city02:04

Ukraine: 'How long can people be humiliated for?' - Saakashvili joins anti-govt. protesters in tent city

Ukraine, Kiev
October 25, 2017 at 23:25 GMT -00:00 · Published

Former Georgian President and Governor of Odessa Mikhail Saakashvili rallied before anti-government protesters in Kiev's Constitution Square on Wednesday, after spending a night with them in the tent city opposite the Verkhovna Rada.

Saakashvili called on his supporters to protect him from Ukrainian President Poroshenko's decision to extradite him, following the rejection of his application for refugee status.

"I went to the administrative court to appeal against the decrees of the [Ukrainian] president. People met me there and said, 'They [governmental officials] should be swept away with a shitty broom! Mikhail we are with you!" Saakashvili said.

He then said that the real exam was for those in power and that it will be held on the 7th of November, when the Ukrainian parliament observes a plenary session to discuss the bills the demonstrators want passed.

"Let them prepare for the 7th of November. On the 7th November, dropouts won't pass our exam here. You can't hide behind someone else's protection. Finally, the honoured people of Ukraine will hold a real exam for them", the former Georgian President said.

The protest comes as one in a string of demonstrations against Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The initial demonstration saw protesters railing against alleged government corruption and calling for the instalment of anti-corruption courts.

Ukraine: 'How long can people be humiliated for?' - Saakashvili joins anti-govt. protesters in tent city02:04
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Former Georgian President and Governor of Odessa Mikhail Saakashvili rallied before anti-government protesters in Kiev's Constitution Square on Wednesday, after spending a night with them in the tent city opposite the Verkhovna Rada.

Saakashvili called on his supporters to protect him from Ukrainian President Poroshenko's decision to extradite him, following the rejection of his application for refugee status.

"I went to the administrative court to appeal against the decrees of the [Ukrainian] president. People met me there and said, 'They [governmental officials] should be swept away with a shitty broom! Mikhail we are with you!" Saakashvili said.

He then said that the real exam was for those in power and that it will be held on the 7th of November, when the Ukrainian parliament observes a plenary session to discuss the bills the demonstrators want passed.

"Let them prepare for the 7th of November. On the 7th November, dropouts won't pass our exam here. You can't hide behind someone else's protection. Finally, the honoured people of Ukraine will hold a real exam for them", the former Georgian President said.

The protest comes as one in a string of demonstrations against Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The initial demonstration saw protesters railing against alleged government corruption and calling for the instalment of anti-corruption courts.

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