View Full Version : US may need to buy a new puppet in Georgia. The natives are restless.

Magda Hassan
04-10-2009, 08:21 AM
Not sure who is organising this yet. Maybe the US just putting pressure on Saakashvilli to be more compliant. First glance looks like nationalists to me but it may be a real popular revolt in the making.

Georgia braced for new protests

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45652000/jpg/_45652412_tbilisi_ap226.jpg Protesters have given Mr Saakashvili 24 hours to respond to demands

Organisers of a mass rally against Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili have called on him to resign or face a new day of protests in Tbilisi.
His main error, opposition parties say, was to lead the country into war with Russia last year and plunge the country into what they call a crisis.
They have given him until 1100 GMT on Friday to agree to their demand.
Up to 60,000 people attended Thursday's rally and hundreds remained in the centre of the capital city overnight.
"This is the last chance for the authorities to stand above personal interests and to act responsibly to overcome the most difficult crisis in the country," the organisers said in a joint message.
Opposition leader Levan Gachechiladze said they had "no other choice but to stay here until our demand is met".
The leaders of the opposition parties did not make clear what the consequences would be of the president failing to resign but both sides have insisted that they will not resort to violence, the BBC's Tom Esslemont reports from Tbilisi.
'One homeland'
President Saakashvili refused to resign on Thursday, urging Georgians to show unity and "work day and night... to finally liberate Georgia".

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In pictures: Georgia protests (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7992759.stm)

He was speaking at a ceremony in Tbilisi to commemorate the day, 20 years ago, when 20 people died as Soviet Red Army troops crushed a protest in the same place.
"It is absolutely clear that no matter what opinions we may hold and how we may differ from each other, we have one homeland," he said.
He linked the events of 1989 to those of last August, when Georgia was defeated in a brief war against Russia over its breakaway province of South Ossetia.
"This is what these people sacrificed themselves for under Russian tank tracks, and what our fighters sacrificed themselves for last August... freedom and a united Georgia," he said.
Opposition leaders have appealed to the government not to use violence to break up mass protests.
Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to break up the last mass protests in Tbilisi in November 2007.
Police restraint
Our correspondent says this is the most organised protest since the war with Russia and it is one that opposition leaders are likely to be pleased with.

The mood was calm as protesters gathered outside parliament on Thursday morning and there was little sign of a police presence.
Estimates of the crowd ranged between 50,000 and 60,000, news agencies reported. Organisers had expected up to 100,000.
"The situation is very calm in the capital and in all of Georgia. The protests are going very peacefully," Deputy Interior Minister Eka Zguladze told AFP.
"The police, in accordance with their instructions, have acted with restraint. No single incident has taken place."
The opposition had alleged that dozens of members were arrested before the rally - a claim denied by the government.
"The Georgian police has not arrested a single protester and has not blocked a single road," said Ms Zguladze.
Our correspondent says both opposition and government figures had accused one another of planning to use violence at the rally.
Video footage was recently released by the government allegedly showing a group of opposition supporters planning a disturbance at the protests.
The government accused the men of trying to provoke the government into using force.


Peter Lemkin
04-10-2009, 08:28 AM
The USA has never been short of pulling out of a hat yet another front-man. But there is a trend - most obvious in South America at the moment - where all the USA puppets are going, going, nearly gone....due to the will of the People. May it spread elsewhere and please to the 'Homeland' more than any place else! The planet and the survivial of life on this planet depend on it; not to mention freedom, peace, justice and better quality of life for the overwhelming majority......