Political unrest high in Eastern Europe as economic crisis deepens

01/26/2009 | Washington Post, The

The economic crisis and resulting unemployment has caused people in several Eastern European states, where dissatisfaction with government is high, to engage in raucous protests -- some producing the largest crowds since the fall of the Soviet Union. Shaky governments have not provided a strong response to the economic crisis in nations like Latvia, where people have called for early elections. Small-scale clashes have broken out in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania and elsewhere.

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