Saturday, November 10, 2007

Riot Police in Tbilisi

Armed to the teeth with American-sponsored weapons and equipment, the riot police sent in by the Georgian government to quell protests on Wednesday present a fearsome sight:

"And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed"
John Steinbeck

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Blogger Mimi said...

I am struck by the fact that the police look like Stormtroopers. Lord have Mercy.

Sat Nov 10, 08:23:00 am 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well... while I find all that really bad,I may still say that luckily NOONE was killed or seriously injured. (Unlike in most such cases)

All the TV channels where able to resume their work really soon after and while I agree that the government did it's share of mistakes, Georgia is a democracy and such things happen in a democratic states. It's much more difficult to move away from such cases when there is a real opposition and foremost when a real free media exists, for Georgia this is truth as many other democratic promises. While very far from perfect I can hardly find better Democracy's in CIS for example... Only Ukraine maybe...


All in all, I'm sure that THIS case will be a very good precedent on how government should NOT react and how opposition should not be a adventurous and provocative force in he future.

Wed Mar 12, 07:26:00 am 2008  

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