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He and his supporters are about to learn that the Soviet army that stormed into Afghanistan in the 1980s was a crude force compared to the controlled violence about to bear down upon them.
Purchasing managers continued to bear down upon rising prices while maintaining tight control of stock due to uncertainty over order levels in the coming year,' said Mr Roy Ayliffe, director of professional practice at the institute.
The local black newspaper called King's demonstrations "wasteful and worthless '" White Alabama, meanwhile, had begun to bear down upon him.