Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Batumi for a rally in support of the Georgia Dream opposition coalition of the billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili.
According to the data from the organizers - the Georgia Dream opposition coalition, the event was attended by about 20,000 people.
Speaking at the rally, Ivanishvili noted that "Saakashvili is ruling by the principle - divide and rule." "He divided the Georgian society in his supporters and opponents. He has his own TV channels, his artists, his own intelligence. With regard to the rest of society, he does not recognize it. Things came to such a pass that he is trying to sow discord in the Georgian Church," said Ivanishvili. In his opinion, Mikhail Saakashvili's government "has very little time left because it is based on lies."
The rally was held as part of the billionaire's electoral campaign. In particular, Ivanishvili promised in case of winning to do everything possible to open the Russian market for Georgian products.