Several hundred activists from the pro-Russian Justice Party and Anti-Soros public movement gathered outside the Parliament on March 31 and demanded resignation of President Saakashvili.
The Justice Party (Samartlianoba) is led by fugitive Igor Giorgadze, Georgia’s ex-security chief, who is wanted by Georgia for a failed terrorist attack against ex-President Shevardnadze in 1995. Anti-Soros is a public movement affiliated to the Justice Party. Recently a Giorgadze's Foundation, described as a charitable organization, has been set up in Georgia, chaired by once an influential politician Irina Sarishvili.
The Justice Party accused authorities on March 31 of barring a group of its activists from arriving from Zugdidi, western Georgia in the capital city to participate in the protest rally outside the Parliament.