Thursday, September 20, 2012 – Thousands of Georgians took it to the streets of Tbilisi over prison rape and abuse videos. On the third day of demonstrations, protesters gathered in front of the Georgian Prosecutor’s Office where they demanded resignation of Interior Minister Bacho Akhalia and other officials involved in atrocities. Later demonstrators moved to a prison hospital, where they were greeted by inmates waving napkins from the hospital windows. After an hour of protest students marched towards the presidential palace. Interior Minister Bacho Akhalia has resigned, however students will continue their protest on Day 4. Here are some photos from today:
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Thousands of students marched in streets of Tbilisi on Wednesday to protest abuse and rape in Georgian prisons. Disturbing videos of prisoners being tortured by guards leaked on TV and immediately sparkled Georgians to come out and stand against violence. A protest was organized by the Tbilisi State University students, however they were joined by all major universities. At 3:30 pm students moved to the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) where they demanded the later to air abuse videos. After negotiating with the General Director of GPB students marched towards the Ministry of Internal Affairs where they were joined by drivers and local neighbors. Students demanded the Minister of Internal Affairs Bacho Akhalia and several other officials to step down. Protests were held in all major Georgian cities and across Europe.
Posted in Architecture, Tbilisi, tagged Archaeology, Caucasus, Fortress, Freedom Square, Georgia, Narikala, Pushkin Street, Russian Empire, Tbilisi, Tbilisi City Hall, Vakhushti Batonishvili on August 13, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Ruins of an ancient fortress have been discovered in downtown Tbilisi while rehabilitating the Pushkin street.
While digging the road on Pushkin street workers discovered parts of a fortress that was a key fence in defending the city. According to archaeologists, oldest layers date back to the AD 5th century and the latest to AD 12-18th centuries.
The fence is described in various historic sources, the oldest depiction appears on Vakhushti‘s map of Tbilisi (1735):
Posted in Football, Sport, Tbilisi, tagged Caucasus, european youth olympic festival, Football, georgia mikheil meshki stadium, Soccer, super cup, Tbilisi, uefa, uefa super cup, uefa super cup 2015 tbilisi on June 30, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Great news for Georgian football fans – the UEFA Executive Committee has awarded UEFA Super Cup to Tbilisi in 2015. The UEFA Super Cup is an annual football match between the reigning champions of the Champions League and the Europa League. The game will be held at the newly renovated Mikheil Meshki Stadium.
This won’t be the only big sports event that Tbilisi will host in 2015, same year European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) will also take place in Georgia’s capital. The question is will the Georgian Football Federation enlarge Mikheil Meskhi Stadium or not, because currently it can only host up to 27,000 people. In the meantime, check out the promotion video for the Uefa Super Cup 2015 Tbilisi:
I have just stumbled upon on a new promotional advert for Georgia called – Summer in Georgia. The clip shows some of the newly built buildings and beautiful shots of landscapes that are accompanied by a modernized version of a traditional Georgian folk song – Shen Bicho Anagurelo. The punchline of the video is: Georgia – for the best moments of your life. Check it out:
Here’s the previous Summer in Georgia video:
Posted in Architecture, საქართველო, Georgia, Tbilisi, tagged Architecture, არქიტექტურა, მარჯანიშვილი, მარჯანიშვილის ქუჩა, რეკონსტრუქცია, საქართველო, ძველი თბილისი, Georgia, Marjanishvili str. თბილისი, Reconstruction, Tbilisi on September 23, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
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