Protesters demand the Georgian government resign, blaming leaders for not acknowledging the economic crisis. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Supporters of the Georgian opposition party took to the streets of central Tbilisi on Saturday (March 21) to call for the resignation of the Georgian president and government. Carrying signs and Georgian flags, protesters marched towards the Square of Freedom to watch the video address of the party founder and the former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who has been charged with exceeding his authority during his years in office. Marchers were carrying national flags alongside Ukrainian, EU and NATO flags. The United National Movement Leader, Giga Bokeria, said the government, which he said does not acknowledge the economic crisis in the country, should be changed. "We need to put an end, with peaceful and constitutional means, to the government which has put Georgia in the deep crisis which is blatantly telling us that they have no plan, because they don't acknowledge the crises, while people are losing jobs, and poverty is growing, and there is zero vision of how to stop this fall. And we need to put an end to it, and that is the overall message. This public will force the billionaire (Bidzina Ivanishvili) and his puppet government to have an early elections and and to have a government who has a vision for the future of Georgia," he said.