Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili talks with a man at a railway station in Przemysl, Poland September 10, 2017. (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)
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Once freed, Saakashvili raised a hand in a V-for-victory sign -- a handcuff still dangling from his wrist as he stood in a melee of supporters. He then led protesters towards parliament, where he called defiantly for President Petro Poroshenko to be removed from office.Masked officers had earlier dragged the 49-year-old Saakashvili from an apartment in the Ukrainian capital. The detention was the latest twist in a prolonged feud between Ukrainian authorities and Saakashvili, who was invited by Poroshenko to become a regional governor after protests in 2014 ousted a pro-Russian president.The two quickly fell out and Saakashvili turned on his one-time patron.It is unclear if Tuesday's events will lead to wider protests, as Saakashvili enjoys only limited support in Ukraine. Saakashvili is wanted in Georgia on criminal charges which he says were trumped up for political reasons.
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