Demonstrators protest outside Russian Consulate

August 8, 2009 5:46:29 PM PDT
A large crowd demonstrated Saturday outside the Russian Consulate in San Francisco.

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They are protesting the one-year anniversary of Russia's brief and bloody war with the Republic of Georgia. The demonstrators and the United States claim Russia acted as the aggressor against the tiny country.

Russian leaders claim they were only protecting people in Georgia's pro-Russia separatist regions.

On Saturday, President Dmitry Medvedev said the war showed off Russia's military strength to the rest of the world.

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