TBILISI, June 13 (RIA Novosti) - Georgia is on the
verge of civil unrest, an opposition leader said Saturday.
This was how former premier Zurab Nogaideli, who leads the
Movement for a Just Georgia, commented on Friday's clashes
between young opposition members with parliament security
guards in Tbilisi, which resulted in the arrest of five
"In the fall there will either be a serious civil unrest
or elections at which the citizens can make their choice. The
choice what path the country will follow is to be made by
Saakashvili and his entourage," he said.
Fourteen leading non-parliamentary opposition parties and
political organizations have been protesting in Georgia since
April 9 demanding that President Mikheil Saakashvili resign
over his failure to carry out democratic reforms and over last
August's disastrous war with Russia.
However, Nogaideli has refused to join the organizers of
mass protest events, saying he will act independently.