Photo Stories: Political Tbilisi: elections_01

GEORGIA. 2009. Protestors burning garbage outside the Parliament to keep themselves warm.Mock prison cells set up by opposition protesters in Tbilisi, in front of the Parliament. Opposition built the cells as symbolic of the {quote}police state{quote} they say Georgia has become under Saakashvili since he came to power on the back of the 2003 Rose Revolution.The 2009 Georgian demonstrations were a mass rally by an ad-hoc coalition of opposition parties in Georgia against the government of President Mikheil Saakashvili. Thousands of people demonstrated, mainly in Tbilisi, demanding Saakashvili's resignation. On the first day of demonstrations, up to 60,000 people gathered in Tbilisi.  Protests continued for over three months.

GEORGIA. 2009. Protestors burning garbage outside the Parliament to keep themselves warm. 

Mock prison cells set up by opposition protesters in Tbilisi, in front of the Parliament. Opposition built the cells as symbolic of the "police state" they say Georgia has become under Saakashvili since he came to power on the back of the 2003 Rose Revolution. 

The 2009 Georgian demonstrations were a mass rally by an ad-hoc coalition of opposition parties in Georgia against the government of President Mikheil Saakashvili. Thousands of people demonstrated, mainly in Tbilisi, demanding Saakashvili's resignation. On the first day of demonstrations, up to 60,000 people gathered in Tbilisi. Protests continued for over three months.