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Archive by 2009-04-09
Public TV of Georgia to broadcast protest action 2009-04-09 18:54 Georgian opposition reached agreement with the Public TV of Georgia on the way of broadcasting the anti-presidential mass protest action, stated Levan Gachechiladze, the head of the United Opposition after the negotiations with the PTV management in the TV channel building.
Traffic from Zugdidi to Tbilisi stopped 2009-04-09 18:34 Traffic from Zugdidi to Tbilisi is stopped, opposition supporters cannot get to the rally being held in the capital, the press service of the Alliance for Georgia stated alluding to the Alliance’s office in Zugdidi.
Rally participants threw carrots into Saakashvili’s residence 2009-04-09 18:20 The Conservative and the Movement for the United Georgia members held a minor protest action near Saakashvili’s residence in Avlabari.
Protest actions in Batumi and Poti 2009-04-09 17:50 Today protest actions are held not only in the capital but in the regions of Georgia as well.
Zurabishvili asked to remove party flags 2009-04-09 17:38 At the opposition rally in Tbilisi Salome Zurabishvili, the ex-Foreign Minister of Georgia, the Way of Georgia leader, asked to remove political parties' flags and leave only the national flags in order to emphasize the unity of the participants.
Opposition will call for insubordination in case Saakashvili doesn’t resign 2009-04-09 17:37 According to Beselia, "in 2007 the opposition retreated for the sake of keeping peace, but in result the Georgian people got August 2008 ". "Today we start the crucial battle and call for the people not to surrender", she said.
Opposition asked Saakashvili to resign 2009-04-09 16:56 The address of the society to Mikheil Saakashvili was read aloud at today’s rally near the Parliament of Georgia by poet David Magradze.
Khubutia: there is no person in Georgia who can replace Saakashvili 2009-04-09 16:36 "Many present-day opposition leaders of Georgia stood beside Saakashvili in the times of the “Rose Revolution”, therefore I cannot see a person who can head the country,” he said. In his view, the present-day opposition is the “puppet opposition”.
Attempt murder of the ex-Minister of Defense of Georgia 2009-04-09 16:11 Attempted murder of Giya Karkarashvili, the ex-Minister of Defense of Georgia was committed on the Kura river embankment (Tbilisi), in one of the petrol station, stated David Magradze to the participants of the rally in front of the Parliament building - GHN.
Opposition will wait for Saakashvili’s response on the proposal to leave 2009-04-09 15:43 The rally participants will wait for Saakashvili’s response and then will make a decision on the further actions.
Shevarnadze doesn’t believe in compromise between the opposition and Saakashvili 2009-04-09 15:30 Eduard Shevarnadze, the ex-President of Georgia, regards reaching the compromise between the opposition and the President Saakashvili as impossible, as their demands are absolutely incompatible, he said today in the air of the local Georgian TV.
Opposition rally in front of the Parliament has begun 2009-04-09 14:59 The rally with the demand of Saakashvili’s resignation has begun in front of the Parliament of Georgia.
Georgian Interior Ministry disclaims information of blocking roads in the regions 2009-04-09 14:50 "It’s a lie, and if somebody will be able to give the proved information, the Ministry will start the check of the facts", Khizanishvili said.
Protest actions start in the regions 2009-04-09 14:14 Protest actions with the demand of Mikheil Saakashvili’s resignation will be held not only in Tbilisi, but in the regions as well.
Thousands of opposition supporters move towards the Parliament 2009-04-09 14:01 About 5000 people has already gathered near the Parliament building. They intend to participate in the rally with the demand of President Saakashvili’s resignation.
Georgian police blocked roads in the regions 2009-04-09 13:50 Many citizens of Georgia will not be able to arrive in Tbilisi to participate in the protest actions, as police blocked the highways in a number of regions, stated Nino Tsikhistavi, the NGO Coalition representative at the briefing - Regnum.
Bakradze called for everyone to unite 2009-04-09 13:29 David Bakradze, the Speaker of the Parliament, reminded that April 9th is the Day of National Unity and called for the people to unite. The statement was voiced today by the memorial to the people died 20 years ago, in 1989.
Saakashvili: we all are united by the Motherland 2009-04-09 12:15 This morning Mikheil Saakashvili, the president of Georgia, laid flowers to the memorial to the people died on April 9th 1989 near the Parliament building.
Tbilisi left without Internet 2009-04-09 11:59 Last evening the major part of Tbilisi was left without qualitative Internet connection: Caucasus online, the leading Internet provider reported of global failures in the network - Day.Az.
Dozens of Burjanadze’s supporters detained in Rustavi 2009-04-09 11:58 Up to 60 members and activists of Democratic Movement-United Georgia were detained by police in Kvemo Kartli region (East Georgia), the party press service claimed- Nino Burjanadze.
Rezo Tchkheidze: Saakashvili won’t resign without the USA permission 2009-04-09 11:34 "Saakashvili, is undoubtedly a very talented and extraordinary person”, the 83-year old Tchkheidze stared,” if he resigns voluntarily, he will deserve the respect and love of the people". "But I think that in this situation Saakashvili cannot make decision of leaving himself. The USA and the West assisted Georgia actively, therefore Saakashvili has to consider it and cannot make a decision of
Both local and foreign monitors to observe actions in Georgia 2009-04-09 11:15 The protest actions starting today at 2.p.m. in Tbilisi will be monitored by both local and foreign monitors.
Record number of journalists to cover April 9th action 2009-04-09 10:21 The April 9th protest action of the Georgian opposition with the demand of President Saakashvili’s resignation will be covered by a record number of journalists from all over the world, Novosti-Gruzia reports, alluding to The Rezonansi.
Tbilisi loses its levers over Tskhinvali
As early as this summer, Tskhinvali will receive Russian gas along a pipeline from North Ossetia. Russia's Deputy Minister for Regional Development, Roman Panov, reported this a few days ago.
A day to consider for Georgians
Before a large-scale rally in Georgia near-authority politicians are desperately trying to find remaining loopholes for a compromise with opposition. Half measures for the parliamentary majority and attempts to attract Patriarch Ilia II were brought into play. But the protestors are implacable. Tbilisians are left to rely on tulips reminding of April 9 1989 events and actors mocking at the strugglers for official posts.
Church altars are not political tribunes
Ilia II is going to Abkhazia but he is not welcome there as Vissarion Aplia, head of Sukhumo-Abkhaz eparchy stated. The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) supports canonical integrity of Georgia’s patriarchy and its representatives call on Russian priests to foster reconciliation with the Abkhaz eparchy.2009-04-09 18:00
The Georgian authorities are pushing the Javakhk Armenians onto the streets
The Georgian authorities have sentenced the activist Vaagn Chakhalyan (photographed) from the Armenian-populated region of Javakheti to 10 years in prison. Experts think that the attempt to intimidate ethnic minorities could have the opposite effect. On the eve of 9th April, a political alliance of Ossetians, Azeris, Armenians and other ethnic groups was created, who for the first time in 20 years might join the all-Georgian protest against Mikheil Saakashvili.
A way to understanding by Gocha Dzasokhov
The attitude to Georgian president is controversial: some people highly appreciate Mikheil Saakashvili’s abilities to come out clean; others are disillusioned and look forward to the end of his rule. But the conclusion is this: the youngest president in the post-Soviet space has a unique ability to turn his friends into enemies, his supporters into opponents. General Lieutenant Gocha Dzasokhov, a young politician and businessman, joined the ranks of regime opponents following August events. Yesterday at the meeting in celebrated Delovaya Sreda journalist club he told about what is going on in Tbilisi and where it all can lead.
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