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Georgian authorities are not going to cancel military parade on May 262011-05-24 17:25
A statement that the Georgian president is not going to cancel the military parade, timed to the Independence Day, celebrated on May 26, gave a press-speaker of the Georgian head of state Manana Manjgaladze. «The parade will be held at the scheduled time and at the designated place» - said press-speaker to reporters at a briefing today.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the spokesperson, other important events, including the opening of the new House of Justice in Batumi are also scheduled on May 26 in addition to the military parade.
Earlier, several opposition parties demanded the authorities of the country to cancel the military parade.
One of the leaders of the opposition «National Assembly» Nino Burjanadze announced their intension to gather on the eve of the parade their supporters at Liberty Square in the heart of the capital, «to prevent the authorities from carrying out of the parade». The same day, the «Georgian Party» planned their own protest action which was canceled later.
In addition, the representatives of Georgian Christian-Democrats doubt in feasibility of a military parade in difficult for Georgia days.
However, the authorities intend to hold a parade, no matter what.