The situation is looking ripe again for another Soviet dividing and conquering.
Yesterday in Zugdidi a protest by Georgian Dream activists against the United National Movement rally on March 21 turned into a brawl, in which more than 10 people were affected, including a deputy from this opposition party, Akaki Minashvili.
US Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland expressed his concern regarding recent event. “Everyone must realize that violence is not part of anyone’s interests, both parties should control their extreme elements. Also, remember that such violence will not benefit Georgia. We are watching the situation,” he said.
A member of Zugdidi City Council, Levan Kondzhariya, in his turn, expressed fears that even civil war could threaten Georgia. “All of this is controlled from one house – the house of Bidzina Ivanishvili. Every member of Georgian Dream and the country are also controlled from there … Such an attack, which occurred yesterday, is a prerequisite for civil war,” News-Georgia cited him.
The Georgian political scientist Vakhtang Maisaya told Vestnik Kavkaza that, according to the results of the investigation, it was revealed that it was a provocation, but it is unclear by whom. “But I can say that the provocation was on the part of the National Movement supporters, they provoked the people who came to the protest with the right to hold a peaceful protest rally because a documentary about the atrocities and repression during Saakashvili regime was shown in Zugdidi. People just came to the National Movement office to express their peaceful protest,” the expert said.
Full article: Will Georgia explode in a wave of violence? (Vestnik Kavkaza)