All articles tagged "Tbilisi"

Georgians mark anniversary with civic action Georgians mark anniversary with civic action

9 Apr, 06:42 PM 30 comments

Today is a solemn holiday in Georgia. But traditional observations have given way to a mass rally against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili. The Georgian president appeared with several opposition leaders this morning and the rally is proceeding peacefully.

Tags: Georgia, Tbilisi, opposition rally

Authorities say Saakashvili won’t go away, despite demonstrators’ pleas Authorities say Saakashvili won’t go away, despite demonstrators’ pleas

9 Apr, 08:22 PM 7 comments

An antigovernment rally is underway in Tbilisi. Demonstrators are demanding the resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili, but the government is standing firm behind him so far.

Tags: Georgia, Tbilisi, opposition, Mikheil Saakashvili

Georgian opposition begins day two of rallies Georgian opposition begins day two of rallies

10 Apr, 08:28 PM 8 comments

A crowd has gathered in front of the Georgian parliament again, as planned. The opposition is gradually sounding more militant, but President Mikheil Saakashvili remains determined to stay in office.

Tags: Georgia, Tbilisi, opposition protests

Georgian protesters get feistier Georgian protesters get feistier

10 Apr, 10:02 PM 12 comments

Georgian opposition protesters will hold daily meetings in three locations in Tbilisi as they continue their push to oust President Mikheil Saakashvili. They will be left alone to make their statement as long as they behave, officials promise.

Tags: Georgia, Tbilisi, opposition protests

Georgia conflict faces deadlock Georgia conflict faces deadlock

11 Apr, 08:48 PM 1 comment

Thousands of opposition supporters were expected to take to the streets of the Georgian capital on Saturday for a third day of protests demanding President Mikheil Saakashvili's resignation. Protesters announced a campaign of civil disobedience Friday after Saakashvili offered talks with the opposition but rejected calls to step down

Tags: Georgia, Tbilisi, antigovernment conflict

Georgian opposition putting its members in cages Georgian opposition putting its members in cages

13 Apr, 08:18 PM 12 comments

The Georgian opposition has come up with a novel way to illustrate its contentions, following the example of a popular national singer. They are also extending the hours of their protests, although life inside the parliament is going on relatively unhindered.

Tags: Georgia, Tbilisi, opposition protests

Georgian president stands firm as protests wane Georgian president stands firm as protests wane

15 Apr, 06:27 PM

The government has yet to fall in Georgia, in spite of the April 9 deadline set by the opposition for President Mikheil Saakashvili's resignation.

Tags: Georgia, Tbilisi, protests, opposition

Georgian opposition threatens to take clothes away from assailants Georgian opposition threatens to take clothes away from assailants

16 Apr, 07:32 PM

The Georgian opposition may strip naked those who attempt to assault its members, after a string of attacks in the past few days.

Tags: Georgia, Tbilisi, protests

Georgian opposition “persecutes” president at dinner Georgian opposition “persecutes” president at dinner

24 Apr, 05:29 PM

Protesters intended to pelt a cafe where Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was dining with carrots and cabbages, but a massive police contingent put an end to their plans. The Georgian opposition has again announced that it is stepping up efforts to unseat the Georgian president.

Tags: Georgia, Tbilisi, protests, opposition

Dozens injured as protesters clash with the police in Georgia’s capital Dozens injured as protesters clash with the police in Georgia’s capital

7 May, 03:17 PM 8 comments

Dozens have been hospitalized with various injuries after opposition forces clashed with the police in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi.

Tags: rallies, Tbilisi, Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, police

Opposition protests force Georgian leaders to cancel Independence Day parade Opposition protests force Georgian leaders to cancel Independence Day parade

21 May, 08:36 PM 3 comments

Georgia has cancelled its traditional Independence Day military parade next week to avoid confrontation with protesters camped out on the parade route to demand the president resign, Tbilisi's mayor said.

Tags: Georgia, opposition, Mikheil Saakashvili, Tbilisi

Masked police beat dozens of opposition protesters in Georgia Masked police beat dozens of opposition protesters in Georgia

17 Jun, 01:54 PM 2 comments

Masked police beat dozens of opposition protesters in the Georgian capital on Monday in the latest flare-up during a weeks-long street campaign against President Mikheil Saakashvili.

Tags: Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, opposition, Tbilisi, Nino Burjanadze, US,



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