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Civil disobedience continues in Georgia

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Civil disobedience continues in Georgia


As many as 5,000 Georgians took to the streets in the capital Tbilisi on a third day of protests to call for the resignation of the President Mikheil Saakashvili.

Demonstrators blocked traffic outside the country’s parliament, the office of the president and public broadcaster. The opposition have promised a nationwide campaign to oust the president, leader Irakli Alasania said: “ Beginning on Monday we start a new wave of protests, peaceful, organised so we are not going to solicit any irrational behaviour from the law enforcement or other agencies.” However, the numbers out on the streets are diminishing from 60,000 on day one to 5,000 on day three. The protestors accuse Saakashvili of monopolising power through pressure on the judiciary and media. Opposition has also grown since Georgia’s disastrous five day war with Russia last year. In Georgia cowards are called rabbits and outside the state broadcaster demonstrators tossed carrots to indicate what they think about the president.

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