Rally in Tbilisi. Photo: https://mtavari.tv/news/90066-ramdeni-adamiani-iqo-24-ivnisis-aktsiaze?fbclid=IwAR0ILsHLJhjgJEw2lE2CixIC6uXI5TuRii7zRE5qsUV7GDwUJfI8f7OnKuM

25 June 2022, 12:33

Journalists count over 60,000 participants of rally in Tbilisi

At least 60,000 people took part in the "Home to Europe" action, held on June 24 in Tbilisi. They demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister, Irakli Garibashvili, and the formation of a government of national accord.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on June 20, the "Shame" movement held a rally in Tbilisi for Georgia's European integration under the slogan "Home to Europe". The organizers stated that at least 120,000 people took part in the rally. An action of supporters of the European integration was also held in Zugdidi.

On June 24, a protest action "Home to Europe" was held in Tbilisi; the participants spoke out in support of Georgia's European integration. The "Netgazeti" outlet calculated that the action was from 60,000 to 80,000 strong.

The protesters' demand was voiced out by Shota Digmelashvili, an activist of the "Home to Europe" movement, as resignation of the Premier, Irakli Garibashvili, and the formation of a new government of national consent, the "Tavisupleba" Radio has reported.

"Irakli Garibashvili must resign! We need to form a government of national accord, which will fulfil all the 12 points before winter in order to comply with the requirements of the European Union," Mr Digmelashvili has stated.

He has added that the protesters gave authorities a week to comply with their demands. "If Bidzina Ivanishvili fails to listen to the will of the Georgian people, even more of us will come out than on June 20," Shota Digmelashvili has threatened.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on June 25, 2022 at 03:51 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: The Caucasian Knot

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