PHOTOREPORTAGE:
7 November Tbilisi Demonstration
Girl running from Gas and Water Attak
Georgian police unleashed tear gas and water cannon on protestors calling for the resignation of President Mikhail Saakashvili. The clashes began at around 8 a.m. local time when police moved in to disperse around 100 protestors, including 47 hunger strikers, who had been camped outside the parliament building in the capital Tbilisi for the past six-days.

A further 3,000 had gathered in a show of support as demonstrators fled the gas, security forces in riot gear chased them through the streets beating them with batons. It is the first time the government had used force against the protestors, who accuse Saakashvilli of economic mismanagment, corruption and authoritarianism.

Demonstrants returning gas tubes Back to Police!


Police throwing Gas tubes

2 November: Four years after Georgia’s so-called Rose Revolution, thousands of protesters are demanding the resignation of President Mikhail Saakashvili. They gathered outside parliament in Tbilisi in a defiant challenge to the pro-Western leader. The US-educated lawyer was swept to power promising democracy and an end to corruption. He wants to take Georgia into NATO and the European Union, and frequently flaunts his democratic credentials.But critics say that is a facade that marks an authoritarian streak and an intolerance of dissent. Opponents also want early parliamentary elections, and Presidential powers to be limited.Georgia’s fractured opposition united in September when one of Saakashvili’s former close colleagues was arrested. Ex-Defence Minister Irakly Okruashvili had, just days earlier, announced he was creating a rival political party. He had also levelled criminal accusations against the President.

7 November: Georgian police unleashed tear gas and water cannon on protestors calling for the resignation of President Mikhail Saakashvili. The clashes began at around 8 a.m. local time when police moved in to disperse around 100 protestors, including 47 hunger strikers, who had been camped outside the parliament building in the capital Tbilisi for the past six-days.A further 3,000 had gathered in a show of support as demonstrators fled the gas, security forces in riot gear chased them through the streets beating them with batons. It is the first time the government had used force against the protestors, who accuse Saakashvilli of economic mismanagment, corruption and authoritarianism.

November Disorder in Tbilisi (Set) by Dato Rostomashvili

POTOGALLERY by Alex Kedelashvili

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