Opposition clears Rustaveli Avenue from tents
Opposition clears Rustaveli Avenue from tents

The opposition decided to remove tents from the road on Rustaveli Avenue in downtown Tbilisi, the European Georgia member, Gigi Ugulava, told journalists.

Ugulava thinks tents should be set up on the roadway if there is not enough space on the sidewalk.

“We will receive additional tents from Batumi, Kutaisi, and Zugdidi. If the number of people increases, then we will decide,” Ugulava added.

Earlier, after pitching ten tents in front of the parliament, opposition supporters continued setting up tents on the road.

Protesters say any citizen can stay in a tent overnight. Tents have heaters, hot tea, and coffee.

The protesters marched from Tbilisi Concert Hall to the legislative building and later to the Government Administration.

The rally participants demand the release of UNM Chair Nika Melia and early elections.

UNM unveiled plans at today’s rally and vowed to kick off picketing the state institution buildings from March 2.

The riot police detained the opposition United National Movement (UNM) party leader Nika Melia at the party’s headquarters on Tuesday morning.