The Alliance of Patriots of Georgia Begins a Series of Large-Scale Rallies Across the Country Against "Cohabitation"
Protest Rally Against "Cohabitation" with the Former Tyrannical Regime.
12,000 participants, Batumi, Georgia
On December 14, 2014, the Alliance of Patriots of Georgia held a large-scale rally with more than 12,000 protesters in the city of Batumi in western Georgia. During the rally, which took place at the Eras Moedani Square in the center of the city, the leaders of the party appealed to the current government with a demand to immediately cancel an announced "cohabitation" with the former dictatorial regime, which terrorized the Georgian people throughout its 10-year rule. "No cohabitation is possible. It is entirely out of the question! A majority of the Georgian population suffered and was terrorized by Saakashvili’s regime, which systematically organized secret filmings and recordings of the private lives of its opponents, tortured and humiliated tens of thousands of its citizens, imprisoned and eliminated physically its political rivals, and illegally seized the property of Georgian businessmen and people. The Georgian people demand justice! All criminal authorities of Saakashvili’s tyrannical regime should be punished under the law, and justice must be restored! Georgian people should finally feel safe in their Homeland! The government should take care of its people and their safety!" - stated Irma Inashvili, the General Secretary of the Alliance of Patriots of Georgia.
During the rally the party leaders, who were strongly encouraged by more than 12,000 of their supporters who came to the rally, also announced that this was the first rally of a series of large-scale protest demonstrations, which they would hold across the country with the aim to achieve the restoration of justice.