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Opposition to place cages all around Tbilisi 2009-04-13 17:51 People, supporting the demands of the opposition will stay in these cages. Georgi Gachechiladze, the brother of the opposition leader, the rapper, has been staying in the locked mock prison cell for the third month.
Georgian opposition and community resumed the protest action 2009-04-13 17:12 Today, as it was planned, the Georgian opposition and community resumed the protest action in front of the Parliament.
Opposition to stage regular protest actions near Saakashvili’s residence in Avlabari 2009-04-13 16:39 He underlined that these “these actions will be of peaceful character only”. Since April 9th to 11th the opposition held daily actions near this residence, but they lasted 1-2 hours and counted approximately 2-3 thousand participants. The main actions has been held in front of the Parliament building in Rustaveli Avenue since April 9th , and they will be continued. The Parliament building is about
Georgian political scientists are convinced of the necessity of dialog between the authorities and the opposition 2009-04-13 16:16 Today Georgian experts and political scientists conduct a meeting with David Bakradze, the Speaker of the Parliament, and Dimitri Shashkin, the Minister for Penitentiary, Probation and Legal Assisstance, in Sheraton Metekhi Palace hotel.
Interior Minister is most loyal to Saakashvili 2009-04-13 15:15 The survey was conducted among 486 residents of Tbilisi and implied positioning in 8-point scale. The points could also be distributed among several candidates.
The majority of Georgians don’t believe opposition may win 2009-04-13 14:52 32.4 per cent believe the opposition will reach its objective - the resignation of President Saakashvili, 27.2 per cent said they think the opposition will fail to reach the objective, 40.4 per cent found difficult to answer.
Saakashvili again rejected the possibility of his resignation 2009-04-13 14:01 “This is a mess. And when there is a mess radicals always prevail,” threatening the country with “doomsday”, Saakashvili added.
Georgian parliamentary bureau meeting will be held 2009-04-13 13:48 According to tentative information, the meeting of the bureau of the Parliament of Georgia will be held today before the afternoon, Novosti-Gruzia reports alluding to a source in the Parliament.
Opposition to announce further plans today 2009-04-13 12:14 "The protest action starts at 3 p.m. on Rustaveli Avenue. Now we’ll abstain from announcing plans in regard to staging actions in other parts of the city. We’ll tell it at the action", Beselia claimed.
Nogaideli’s party renounced participation in protest actions 2009-04-13 11:39 "On April 9th in Batumi I and my supporters held a rally with many thousands of participants and with demands of Saakashvili’s resignation; the same day a grandiose rally of the opposition was held in Tbilisi; it all was a great event in the life of Georgia and a serious step in the way of changing power, but now I and my party made a decision to dissociate ourselves from opposition actions and
Saakashvili: Georgian opposition is financed by Russian oligarchs 2009-04-13 11:09 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, accused Russian oligarchs in financing the opposition.
A look down Rustaveli Avenue from abroad
International community reacted calmly to Georgian rallies. Before the demonstrations the USA and EU representatives had meetings with the opposition emphasizing people’s right to express their will publicly in a democratic state. Moscow sticks to the same position. The beginning of the oppositional protest did not change its views.
OSCE likely to stay in South Caucasus
Moscow is seeking ways to extend OSCE mandate in South Ossetia according to the new geopolitical situation in the region as stated by Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Andrey Nesterenko.
Khubutia: Northward direction to ensure well-being in Georgia
On April 9 – the day of restoration of Georgia’s independence - an hour before the open-ended opposition's protest rally at the Parliament building Moscow was trying to find out what was going on in Tbilisi. What should be expected – another color revolution, aggravation or long-awaited meltdown in Georgian-Russian relations?
Confrontation. Day Two
The ultimatum given to the president by the opposition forces has now run out. A few hours before this, Mikheil Saakashvili appeared on television once again saying that he did not intend to leave his post until 2013, as well as outlining a series of questions that he was prepared to discuss with the opposition: the economy, the country’s security and democratic reforms.
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