Georgia: Pooped by Protests?
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Originally posted by zezvabolkvadze at Georgia: Pooped by Protests?
 
In the first decade-plus following the Soviet Union's collapse, Georgians showed themselves to be a protest-happy people. But local experts say Georgian citizens are now losing steam, with apathy taking the place of activism.
The Rose Revolution marked the high point of Georgians' penchant for public protest. Since then there has been a gradual, but steady decline in street action. And these days, people just don't seem to get as riled as they used to. The muted public reaction to an April 26 ruling by the European Court for Human Rights, covering the government's handling of the investigation into the 2006 murder of 28-year-old banker Sandro Girgvliani, offers a case in point.

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Irakli Okruashvili Addresses Georgian Officers and Soldiers
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Originally posted by zezvabolkvadze at Irakli Okruashvili Addresses Georgian Officers and Soldiers
Originally posted by nukri_ge at Irakli Okruashvili Addresses Georgian Officers and Soldiers
 Leader of Georgian Party Irakli Okruashvili addresses Georgian officers and soldiers with open letter .


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Nino Burjanadze – We’ll Act Very Seriously and Acutely
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Originally posted by zezvabolkvadze at Nino Burjanadze – We’ll Act Very Seriously and Acutely
 Leader of Democratic Movement Nino Burjanadze calls on Georgian population to come to the protest on 21 May .
“We won’t enable the government to disperse the protest tomorrow’, InterPressNews was told by Burjanadze. Read more... )

People’s Assembly Starts Decisive Fight to Release Georgia from Saakashvili’s Regime on 21 May
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Originally posted by zezvabolkvadze at People’s Assembly Starts Decisive Fight to Release Georgia from Saakashvili’s Regime on 21 May
on 21 May, People’s Assembly starts decisive fight to release Georgia from Saakashvili’s regime. 74 committees of civil resistance and thousands of supporters of People’s Assembly are mobilized throughout the country”, statement released today by the executive council of the party reads.
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EU Calls on Georgia for Renewed Reform Momentum
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Originally posted by zezvabolkvadze at EU Calls on Georgia for Renewed Reform Momentum
Originally posted by nukri_ge at EU Calls on Georgia for Renewed Reform Momentum
 European Parliament President, Jerzy Buzek, called for "renewed momentum" in Georgia's reform efforts in order to deepen cooperation with EU.
Buzek, who visits Tbilisi on May 19 as part of his trip to three South Caucasus countries, was speaking at a joint news conference with the Georgian Parliamentary Chairman Davit Bakradze.

Buzek said Georgia should be "congratulated" for what it had achieved as a result of reforms in recent years.

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Nino Burjanadze – We’ll Act Very Seriously and Acutely
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Originally posted by zezvabolkvadze at Nino Burjanadze – We’ll Act Very Seriously and Acutely
Originally posted by nukri_ge at Nino Burjanadze – We’ll Act Very Seriously and Acutely
 Leader of Democratic Movement Nino Burjanadze calls on Georgian population to come to the protest on 21 May .
“We won’t enable the government to disperse the protest tomorrow’, InterPressNews was told by Burjanadze. She says that the government is in shock and started terror against the activists and supporters of the People’s assembly.

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