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Ilia II commemorated victims of April 9th

2010-04-09 17:57

Ilia II, the Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia, together with the Holy Synod members came to Rustaveli Avenue to commemorate the civilians killed on April 9th 1989 - Georgia Times correspondent.

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He called April 9th the day when the Georgian people proved its love for Motherland and adherence to the idea of its independence.

"It was a tragic night, when our people restated its love for Motherland. I saw all this horror, but, unfortunately, failed to prevent the tragedy. Let God save the souls of the killed," he said.

On April 9 1989 the rally of protesters against Soviet power was dispersed resulting in 20 deaths.

 

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