A multi-thousand rally in support of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is taking place in Tbilisi. In early October, he was detained in the Georgian capital and sent to prison.
It is broadcast live by the Georgian Service of Radio Liberty.
According to media reports, about 50 thousand people are participating in the rally. Some of them are holding posters with the words “Freedom to Misha” and “No to political persecution.”
Saakashvili’s ally Nika Melia read out a message from the ex-president urging the opposition to unite and vote for the candidates of the country’s largest opposition party, the United National Movement, on October 30. They entered the second round of local elections in many major cities.
Politicians and oppositionists speaking from the rostrum demanded that the Georgian authorities release Saakashvili or criticized the government of the ruling Georgian Dream party.
The news is supplemented