Saakashvili congratulates on St. Andrew day to locals in Khulo
President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili visited the Annunciation Church in the town of Khulo of Adjara Region in Western Georgia on the day of Saint Andrew the First-Called today.
Mikheil Saakashvili congratulated locals on the celebration and attended the holy mass offered by Archbishop Spiridon.
The president said construction of churches is intensively going on in Adjara Region, adding that the construction of the larges church named after Andrew the First-called, Simon Cananean and St. Matata in Adjara`s highland part will be completed soon.
Mikheil Saakashvili and Archbishop Spiridon also talked about the Khitchauri state University, which is the only one in Shuakhevi district.
The archbishop thanked the president saying that by assistance of him and the patriarch of Georgia construction of the university started in Shuakhevi that would significantly assist to raising the education level among the local youth.
The demonstration planned by the NGO Identoba, which was intended to be held on Rustaveli Avenue today, was not only disrupted, but it caused mass clashes and violent riot on Tbilisi`s central avenue. While the LGBT supporters were intending to protect their rights by a flash-mob performance, the clergymen of the Orthodox Church...
Parliament speaker has made a special announcement on behalf of the parliament regarding the violent demonstration on Rustaveli Avenue today. Davit Usupashvili called on the protestors, police and whole society to keep order and stability.
The coffins of the three Georgian soldiers, who were killed in a terror attack on Shirgaza military base in Afghanistan last Monday, were transferred to their families last night. Aleksandre Kvitsinadze was from the village of Bershueti, Gori region.
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President of Georgia continues his visit to the United States. Mikheil Saakashvili has held a meeting with the governor of the state of New Jersey Mr. Chris Christie. The governor emphasized the importance to continue the reforms and democratic processes that are underway in Georgia.
Parliamentary opposition has voiced a new initiative about the amendments to the Law on Occupation after the lawmakers failed to adopt the draft amendments proposed by the majority by the second attempt. Leader of the minority Davit Bakradze says they have a compromising version of the sanctions on border violation on the occupied territories.
Several non-governmental organizations have published a special statement calling on the government of Georgia to provide security during the rally of the LGBT persons and another demonstration against LGBT propaganda on Rustaveli Avenue today. The two rallies are underway on Tbilisi`s central avenue right now.
Two demonstrations are underway on Rustaveli Avenue simultaneously. NGO Identity has decided to rally for the protection of the rights of LGBT persons on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.