The police fired at protesters in Batumi
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Originally posted by vakhadze at The police fired at protesters in Batumi


About two thousand protesters rushed at Adjara TV building. Quoting Georgian mass media Interfax reports, the police in the building opened fire at the oppositionists and made them draw back.
There is no more details yet. Earlier Georgia On-line reported People's Assembly gathered its supporters on the Era square in Batumi.

Georgian opposition forces started a number of protest actions against President Michael Saakashvili on May 21. Nino Burjanadze's supporters gathered on the Freedom square in Tbilisi. According to Interfax Irakli Batiashvili, one of the People's Assembly leaders, earlier called for the protesters to head for the Georgian Public Broadcaster. The leaders of the opposition are expected to announce their plan of action there.


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Protesters March to Public Broadcaster
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Originally posted by vakhadze at Protesters March to Public Broadcaster



Thousands of protesters, gathered on Freedom Square as part of the campaign by opposition People’s Assembly movement to force President Saakashvili to resign, start marching towards the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB).

Nino Burjanadze, ex-parliamentary speaker and leader of Democratic Movement-United Georgia party, who is a key figure behind the movement, said further plans of the rally would be announced outside the GPB headquarters, which is located on Kostava Street about three kilometers away from the Freedom Square.

 

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Georgian authorities' pressure on activists
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Originally posted by vakhadze at Georgian authorities' pressure on activists

The representatives of the People's Assembly accuse the authorities of cruel treatment with activists of the party.

One of the activists Beso Danelia was severely beaten in the presence of his pregnant wife and mother, the movement's leader Nino Burjanadze told media.

"They are trying to detain hundreds of our activists ," he said . "They f orbid people to leav e the region s , but the activists do not step back. They move to Tbilisi. The authorities, under the guise of democracy, defy justice . It is necessary for the country to get free of this regime . "


ADDRESS TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
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Originally posted by vakhadze at ADDRESS TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

The real policy of current autocratic authorities contradicts all democratic principles and represents a new kind of neo-bolshevism.
Each day of the reign of Saakashvili represents the threat not only to the state and national interests, but to the regional stability as well.
Every Citizen of Georgia daily faces ever-increasing problems: Unemployment; Poverty; Hunger; Increasing prices and taxes; we do not have the opportunity to give our children proper education and decent living conditions; Hundreds of thousands of our fellow countrymen were forced to leave country in order financially support their families from abroad; Our pensioners and veterans are doomed for hunger; The number of IDPs is increased; the attitude towards them from the government is cynical and inhuman.
At the same time Sakashvili and his direct circle are getting rich; the elite corruption is blooming, which is mentioned in US State Departments report on Human Rights.
There is no democracy in the country, the constitutional rights of citizens are violated, 20% of the territories are lost and there is a danger to be again involved in the provocation threatening not only Georgia, but regional stability as well.
The criminal regime of Saakashvili exercises selective justice, political, physical, financial and moral terror, the blackmail of business; there are political and illegal prisoners; the lie and false became state policy mentioned in numerous assessments and statements by international organisations. In the verdict of The European Court of Human Rights on Girgvliani case is stated: "The Court is struck by how the different branches of State power... acted in concert in preventing justice from being done in this gruesome homicide case,"
The world should not close eyes on creation of virtual façade democracy in Georgia. Authoritarian regime of Saakashvili denied own people the right to express own will by free and fair elections.
In spite of many promises during last two years not a single step was made towards democratizations; in contrarily the situation in country is worsened.
That is why there is only one option left for the people to make use of the constitutional right given by 5th paragraph of the constitution of Georgia to implement own power by different means of direct democracy.
on November 25 the Representative Public Assembly of Georgia represented by 13 926 delegates and backed by signed approval of 850 000 people became supreme body of will of the people of Georgia It made decision that it will not tolerate criminal regime and issued Verdict of Distrust to Saakasshvili and his government.
In spite of the pressure and intimidation from the authorities, the ignorance from the state controlled media almost 15 000 delegates and 10 000 supporters of the gathered in front of the Parliament of Georgia.
We gathered on May 21 and we are starting peaceful fight for restoration of our constitutional rights.
We are fighting for Democracy!
We are fighting for our right to live in just country!
The main weapon of our fight is truth!
We are fighting for free and democratic elections which will be possible only after change of the current autocratic regime.
We are not lying to ourselves or to the people. The main motto of "Public Assembly" is that "Power Belongs to People". As recent events in Tunisia and Egypt proved once more world community supports not the regimes and violence but civil society and people who are fighting for real democracy in the country.
We are convinced that in order to achieve free and democratic Country, people of Georgia will get support of world.
Any regime represents threat not only for own country but for the region and entire world.
You all know that there can be no real not shine stability without true democracy.
We are fighting exactly for true and real democracy and we believe that justice will win in Georgia!



People’s Assembly Launches Protest Rally
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Originally posted by zviadkalandadze at People’s Assembly Launches Protest Rally
Originally posted by zezvabolkvadze at People’s Assembly Launches Protest Rally
 


Activists of opposition People's Assembly started gathering under the rainy skies in three separate locations in Tbilisi on Friday before marching towards the Freedom Square in downtown of the capital city.

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The Website of the Georgian Opposition TV Station Attacked by the Hackers
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Originally posted by zviadkalandadze at The Website of the Georgian Opposition TV Station Attacked by the Hackers
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The web-site of the Georgian opposition channel "Maestro" was attacked by the hackers on 21 May. The general manager of the station Mamuka Glontisaid that hacker attacks were carried out throughout the whole week, but it was intensified on Saturday when Georgian opposition gave the start to a new series of rallies demanding the resignation of President Mikhail Saakashvili.

Glonti said that their experts are now working hard on the restoration of broadcasting the channel through through the official page on the Internet.

During the past protests in Tbilisi, "Maestro" conducted a live broadcast from the rally. It also gave the word to the most notable figures of the opposition - for example, its transmission led the singer George Gachechiladze, who spoke under the nickname Utsnobi (The Stranger).

The protesters will not leave the streets of Tbilisi on Saturday
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Originally posted by zviadkalandadze at The protesters will not leave the streets of Tbilisi on Saturday
Originally posted by zezvabolkvadze at The protesters will not leave the streets of Tbilisi on Saturday

Thousands of Georgian opposition supporters gathered on Saturday at Freedom Square in Tbilisi, they will not leave the streets of the Georgian capital on that day.
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Georgian opposition launches protest rally
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Originally posted by nukri_ge at Georgian opposition launches protest rally
 Activists of opposition People’s Assembly started gathering in the Freedom Square in downtown of the capital city.

The People’s Assembly, backed by ex-parliamentary speaker Nino Burjanadze, said it would launch street protest rallies from May 21 to force President Saakashvili to resign.

Nino Burjanadze said at a news conference on May 21, called on the police not to follow “illegal orders” and not to confront the people. She also said that activists from the People’s Assembly face “enormous pressure” from the authorities and police in the regions to prevent them from arrival in Tbilisi.

Nino Burjanadze: revolution was launched by Saakashvili
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Originally posted by nukri_ge at Nino Burjanadze: revolution was launched by Saakashvili
Revolution was not launched by us, revolution was launched by the government, Nino Burjanadze, leader of the Democratic Movement, has said at a press conference held at the People’s Assembly.


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