Monday, May 26, 2008

Opposition to form alternative parliament

Around ten thousand opposition supporters are gathered outside parliament. Most have been peaceful.

New Rights leader Davit Gamkrelidze says they will form an alternative parliament. Before him, Levan Gachechiladze vowed not to let the incoming official parliament convene.

They earlier announced an ultimatum: annul the results of last week's parliamentary elections by 4 p.m.

Riot police fell back from a blockade at the start of Rustaveli, allowing marchers to pass through. Since then, there has been one or two scuffles and some stones thrown. It's fortunate there's been nothing more -- unlike earlier protests, there are crowds of young men looking for trouble.


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