TBILISI, April 13 (RIA Novosti) - Georgia's political
opposition, demanding the president's resignation, will erect
fake jail cells at sites across Tbilisi to symbolize the
country turning into a police state, a leader said on Monday.
Levan Gachechiladze said opposition activists would occupy
the cages as part of the opposition's peaceful protests against
President Mikheil Saakashvili, which entered their fifth day on
A spokesman for the Georgian Conservative Party, Kakha
Kukava, said the protests in front of the parliament building
would be moved closer to Saakashvili's presidential residence
if he did not step down.
"If he does not hear us from there, we will move closer,"
Saakashvili's opponents blame him for dragging the country
into a war with Russia over South Ossetia last August,
resulting in the permanent split from Georgia of the province,
along with another rebel republic, Abkhazia. He also faces
criticism for failure to carry out democratic reforms promised
after the 2003 "Rose Revolution" that brought him to power.