Over 30,000 rally in Tbilisi against government

Georgian opposition supporters hold flags and posters during their rally in central Tbilisi on November 15, 2014Over 30,000 opposition supporters rallied on Saturday in the Georgian capital Tbilisi against the government’s Russia policy and the Kremlin’s backing of separatists in the breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions. Carrying Georgian and Ukrainian flags and placards that read “Stop Putin!”, the protesters gathered on the city’s main thoroughfare, following the call of the former president Mikheil Saakashvili’s United National Movement party (UNM). Saakashvili addressed the rally by video link from Kiev as the cheering crowd chanted his name. “Let’s show Georgia’s government that the nation is united against the serious threat to its independence, its future,” he said.

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