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Zurabishvili asked to remove party flags2009-04-09 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.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"I ask the protest action participants to turn down the flags of their political parties and leave only the two national flags," she said - Novosti-Gruzia.
Zurabishvili asked to leave only the three-coloured flag (bordo, with the black and the white stripes), adopted by the leadership of the First Georgian republic and re-established by Zviad gamsakhurdia, the 1st president; and the two-coloured flag (white with five red crosses) adopted in 2004, under Saakashvili's administration.
The mass protest action participants demand the resignation of the President. The organizers are the 14 parties, including Democratic Movement -United Georgia (headed by Nino Burjanadze, the ex-Speaker), Movement for the United Georgia (by Irakli Okruashvili, the ex-Minister of Defense) , the Way of Georgia ( Salome Zurabishvili ,the ex-Foreign Minister) , Tavisupleba (Freedom), headed by Konstantin Gamsakhurdia, the don of the 1st President, the Conservative party and others. The Alliance for Georgia (headed by Irakli Alasania, the ex-ambassador of Georgia to the UN, comprising the Republican party and the New Rights party) also joined the action.