News Analysis: Day 1 of April 9 Protests More Civil than Disobedient

Marked by a shared prayer between opposition leaders and president Mikheil Saakashvili to Georgians shot 20 years ago on the same day, the first day of anti-government protests on April 9 was large — though not as large as organizers predicted — and relatively nonviolent.

Read more about it at the day 1 wrap up written by Ia Gavasheli, Lika Kasradze and Natalie Nozadze, here:

http://natalie5n.wordpress.com/2009/04/10/protest-day-1-protest-more-civil-than-disobedient/

View video of the first day’s crowds at GIPA student Zaka Guluyev’s blog:

http://guluyev.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/22/

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