Georgian opposition marches down to presidential residence, no incidents occur
TBILISI, November 7 (Itar-Tass) -- Georgian opposition held an authorized rally in front of the parliament house and marched down to the presidential residence in Tbilisi on Friday.
According to various sources, the rally involvement from 10,000 to 12,000 people and about 7,000 people took part in the march.
Another rally was held in front of the presidential residence, and opposition leaders took the floor. They criticized the official policy and demanded to hold early parliamentary and presidential election next spring. The rally lasted for about one hour and ended without incidents.
The Labor Party, the Conservative Party, the People’s Party, the movement For United Georgia and some other organizations organized the event to mark the first anniversary of the November 7, 2007, rally dispersed by the Georgian police.
The opposition “will start a new series of protests against the official policy,” former presidential candidate Levan Gachechiladze told the rally.
A number of opposition organizations refused to take part in the rally. In their opinion, “early elections will lead the country into a deadlock.” The organizations suggested demanding reforms and preparations for regular election.