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Do you think the mutiny was a real threat or a false provocation?

Thursday, May 7
“It was a false provocation and that is clear for anyone. It was a very badly staged show. I don’t know how long the country can go on with these lies.”
Manana, housewife, 57

“I am trying to figure out what it was, but actually can’t come up with the exact answer. Sometimes it seems that it was just a provocation, and sometimes it seems like it was a real riot staged by the enemy of this country. I am confused. No matter what the truth is, it is clear that in both cases it is bad for Georgia.”
Oto, insurance agent, 31

“I have heard some people talking about a staged show, but I am absolutely sure this is not the case. There are many people in Georgia now who want to aggravate the situation in their own interests. I am referring to some opposition leaders, who are already discredited and will use any method to come to power. This is a very dirty game which brings only negative consequences for Georgia.”
Davit, engineer, 52

“I was ashamed yesterday to see our President talking to soldiers like a teacher to little kids. It was a nicely staged performance that we watched on TV all day yesterday. Day by day things are getting worse and worse in this country.”
Nino, doctor, 40

“I don’t know, and to tell the truth, I don’t care anymore, so many provocations are happenng now that I don’t know who to trust”
Lado, manager, 36

“Yesterday I felt our country was facing a very real danger and thank God it ended well. How could it be a staged provocation? The whole world was talking about Georgia yesterday.”
Liana, pensioner, 67

“Of course it was a piece of theatre; our Government is great at staging thing like this. I will never believe that the soldiers started a mutiny, they have just been used, as usual”
Irakli, student, 21

“Maybe it was a show, a provocation, maybe a Russian plot. I know only one thing – we will never discover the truth”
Diana, teacher, 43

“I don’t believe that it was a staged show. You may also say that Maisaia is innocent. It is not true, yes? So why should we think that it was just a provocation from the Government. If we claim all the time that videos are false or someone has not said something and it was just falsified then criminals will be heroes and walk the streets freely.”
Keti, student, 20

“It was real, and I should admit that I have never liked it when the Interior Ministry has released videotapes, audio material etcetera about people. But now I have become sure that if you want to stamp out criminality you must know everything about everyone. Our Ministry of the Interior works perfectly!”
Levan, bank employee, 32