MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Several thousand supporters of deported Ukrainian opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili marched through the center of Kiev on Sunday, demanding the resignation of President Petro Poroshenko.
The protest included a nationalist faction, and some of its members broke windows at two Russian-owned banks and a Russian overseas agency after the march.
Saakashvili, who was Georgia’s president during 2004-2013, later became governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region. He resigned in a dispute with Poroshenko and was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship last year.
He also lost his Georgian citizenship and is wanted in Georgia to face abuse of power charges.
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Saakashvili was abroad when he lost Ukrainian citizenship, but forced his way back into the country in September.
On Monday, he was detained at a Kiev restaurant and deported to Poland.