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Wednesday, February 27
Occupation protested at former Russian Embassy

A sudden rally was held in front of the former Russian Embassy in Georgia on February 25 in the frames of the “Week of Occupation.” Netgazeti reports that accompanied by around 50 students, Tea Tutberidze one of the members of the protest rally wanted to stick a tie to the fence of the building. They all wore ties specially designed for the day of occupation with the Georgian flag on it.

The protesters imitated shooting several people and wanted to stick their ties to the fence. However, police prohibited to act in this way so that the protesters just threw the ties away in the garden of the former embassy and left.

Free University, Agricultural University, Tabula TV, Prime Time, the NGOs Free Club and the School of Rights, were the organizers of the protest rally, together with the National Library and Achieve of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA).

Head of PM’s security now in charge of special state security service

Tabula reports that Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili’s chief body guard, Anzor Chubinidze, became the head of the special state security service. Parliamentary Chairman Davit Usupashvili said this service was chaired by the head of President Mikheil Saakashvili’s body guard until the day before yesterday. Usupashvili said if Saakahsvili’s body guard was not appointed on political grounds, why should this new decision be considered politically motivated? The parliamentary chairman thinks that the state security service should be chaired by a professional who has great experience in security issues. “I personally cannot be used for this,” he said.

Interpressnews also reports that Saakashvili refuses to use the state security service. His Spokesperson said the president made such a decision after his head of security was removed from his position. Manana Manjgaladze said Saakashvili finds it the only solution to fully refuse to use the body guards. However, she said Saakashvili will continue meeting with people and take part in public activities.