Georgian demonstrators hold state flags during a protest rally against prison abuse in front of the Interior Ministry in Tbilisi, Georgia, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Street protests against the brutal abuse of prisoners escalated Thursday in the Georgian capital, fueling anger against the Western-allied government and possibly boosting support for the opposition before a tight parliamentary election. Two days after television stations aired videos of guards beating inmates and raping them with truncheons and brooms, thousands rallied outside the Interior Ministry and the Tbilisi prison where the abuse occurred. The protesters, some carrying brooms, then marched down the capital's main avenue to the presidential palace to demand the ouster of the interior minister. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

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Georgian demonstrators hold state flags during a protest rally against prison abuse in front of the Interior Ministry in Tbilisi, Georgia, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Street protests against the brutal abuse of prisoners escalated Thursday in the Georgian capital, fueling anger against the Western-allied government and possibly boosting support for the opposition before a tight parliamentary election. Two days after television stations aired videos of guards beating inmates and raping them with truncheons and brooms, thousands rallied outside the Interior Ministry and the Tbilisi prison where the abuse occurred. The protesters, some carrying brooms, then marched down the capital's main avenue to the presidential palace to demand the ouster of the interior minister. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
Georgian demonstrators hold state flags during a protest rally against prison abuse in front of the Interior Ministry in Tbilisi, Georgia, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Street protests against the brutal abuse of prisoners escalated Thursday in the Georgian capital, fueling anger against the Western-allied government and possibly boosting support for the opposition before a tight parliamentary election. Two days after television stations aired videos of guards beating inmates and raping them with truncheons and brooms, thousands rallied outside the Interior Ministry and the Tbilisi prison where the abuse occurred. The protesters, some carrying brooms, then marched down the capital's main avenue to the presidential palace to demand the ouster of the interior minister. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
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