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Uprising anniversary turns violent

From Times Wire Reports

Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters, including one who seized and drove an unarmed tank, in violence that marred the 50th anniversary of Hungary’s uprising against Soviet rule.

The tank was part of an exhibit to commemorate the 1956 revolt.

At least 40 people, including some police officers, were injured, rescue officials said. The state news service MTI reported that police beat some protesters, including women and the elderly, with rubber truncheons.


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