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Beslan Mothers Again Demand Russian Governor's Resignation


Mothers of children killed during last year's hostage crisis at a school in the southern Russian city of Beslan have demonstrated, demanding the resignation of the regional governor.

Several hundred people gathered in front of the regional administration building in Vladikavkaz, capital of North Ossetia, where Beslan is located. They accused Governor Alexander Dzasokhov of inaction during the crisis.

One protester told the French News Agency she was angry at him for rejecting the hostage takers' demand that he meet with them.

The mothers also called for creation of an international women's committee to stop the killing of children.

Heavily armed pro-Chechen separatists held more than 1,000 people hostage at a Beslan school for three days before Russian federal forces stormed the building. More than 330 people, many of them children, died in the crisis.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.

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