May 21 - More than 10,000 gather in Tbilisi, Georgia at the biggest rally since 2009 demanding President Saakashvili's resignation. Jon Decker reports.
More than 10,000 Georgians rallied in the capital of Tbilisi on Saturday, calling on President Mikheil Saakashvili to resign. It was the biggest opposition protest in the country in two years. Protesters marched along Tbilisi's main road blocking the traffic and then staged their rally at the central Freedom square. In the Georgian town of Batumi along the Black Sea, a crowd of anti-government protesters attempted to storm a television building demanding air time- but was pushed back by police. Saakashvili's United National Movement won local elections in Georgia in May in the first electoral test of the government since the 2008 war with Russia. Analysts see little real threat to Saakashvili's rule before his term ends in 2013. Jon Decker, Reuters.