About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
Rally Against Violence
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 28 May.'11 / 17:34

People gathered at a rally outside the Parliament on May 28 to protest against the break up of the protest on May 26. Photo: Guram Muradov/Civil.ge

Several thousand people were gathered outside the Parliament on May 28, where riot police broke up anti-government demonstration two days ago, to protest against violence.

The rally first gathered at the Shota Rustaveli monument in downtown Tbilisi, before marching towards the Parliament on the Rustaveli Avenue.

Several civil society organizations, strongly critical of the authorities policies called for such rally on May 27; among others one is Former Political Prisoners for Human Rights. 

Protesters have demanded investigation of the excessive use of force by the police during dispersal of the rally on May 26 and release of the arrested protesters.

Patima Karosanidze shows at a rally outside the Parliament on May 28 a picture of his 21-year-old son, Demur Managdze, who, she said, is missing since the break up of the protest rally on May 26. She said that her son is an activist of a youth wing of the People’s Assembly, an opposition movement which was behind the recent street protests. Photo: Guram Muradov/Civil.ge

Some conflicting calls have been heard at the rally with some urging protesters to disperse now and gather again few days later or possibly tomorrow and others calling for turning the rally into a permanent one to mount pressure on the authorities to fulfill their demands. One of those calling for permanent rally was Jaba Jishkariani from the radical opposition group Civil Front, which is not a political party. Eventually protesters decided to disperse and gather again at the Shota Rustaveli monument at 3pm local time on May 29.

There was one instance when several people at the rally verbally insulting journalists from television stations, which are regarded as government-controlled. Some protesters were calling those acting aggressively to show restraint and to stop insulting journalists.

Although political parties were not among organizers of the rally, some individual opposition politicians appeared at the rally. They, however, made no speeches at the rally, as many people at the gathering were voicing criticism towards the political leaders.

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2022, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.