About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:32 - 23 Mar.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Thousands Protest in Support of Imedi TV
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 25 Nov.'07 / 18:17

Thousands of protesters dispersed after staging a three-hour peaceful demonstration demanding the immediate reopening of Imedi TV and radio stations.

The protest rally, which was organized by the nine-party opposition coalition, first gathered at an area called Rike and then moved to the front of Parliament – both focal points of the November 7 unrest, when over five hundred people were injured after riot police broke up a demonstration with water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas. The police raided the Imedi TV studios later on the same day.

“This must be a warning to the government. Your presence here confirms that whatever methods are used, the authorities won’t be able to terrorize us,” Koba Davitashvili, leader of Party of People, told the protesters.

“We will continue with protest rallies if Imedi TV and radio stations do not resume broadcasting in the next few days,” MP Zviad Dzidziguri of the Conservative Party said.

Meanwhile, Mikheil Saakashvili, who stepped down as President on November 25, said in an interview with journalist Inga Grigolia that shutting down Imedi TV was justified as the station had been inciting unrests and posed a threat to the country’s statehood.

The hour and a half long interview, conducted by Grigolia, who is a former host of an Imedi TV political talk show, will be aired by Rustavi 2 TV later on November 25.

Latest News
23 Mar.'17 17:32
Foreign Minister Joins Ministerial Meeting against Terrorism
The Global Coalition meeting was hosted by the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on March 22.
23 Mar.'17 16:05
Alliance of Conservatives & Reformists in Europe on Rustavi 2 TV Dispute
ACRE ‘believes’ Georgia will continue to uphold media plurality and media freedom in the country.
23 Mar.'17 14:05
Parliament Overrides Presidential Veto on Surveillance Bill
Lawmakers rejected presidential objections as ‘politically motivated.’
22 Mar.'17 16:55
On Nowruz, Georgian Leaders Reach Out to Azerbaijani Co-Citizens
Giorgi Margvelashvili and Giorgi Kvirikashvili visited Marneuli for Nowruz festivities.
22 Mar.'17 14:22
CoE Congress: Abkhazia, S. Ossetia Polls ‘Illegal’
Congress President Gudrun Mosler-Törnström issued a statement on March 21.
22 Mar.'17 13:08
Australia Rejects Abkhazia, S. Ossetia Polls
Australia supports Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the country’s UN Ambassador said.
22 Mar.'17 12:19
Putin Meets South Ossetian Leader in Moscow
Leonid Tibilov and Vladimir Putin discuss upcoming elections, ‘security, defense capacity building.’
21 Mar.'17 17:06
Parliamentary Speaker Sketches Out Constitutional Changes
President to be elected indirectly, parliament by proportional contest.
20 Mar.'17 17:04
President Margvelashvili Vetoes Surveillance Bill
Says new oversight agency not independent, too costly.
20 Mar.'17 15:27
Four More Countries Reject Abkhazia Polls
Canada, Estonia, Finland and Lithuania denounced the March 12 Parliamentary Polls in breakaway region.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
68