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Monday, October 4
Prepared by the Messenger Staff

Protest Rally against Saakashvili’s Imprisonment near Rustavi Prison Planned for October 4

The National Movement is planning to hold a rally "Freedom to Misha!" in front of the Rustavi Prison tomorrow, October 4, at 15:00.

Information about the rally is spread on the Facebook page of UNM Chairman Nika Melia.

The third President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested in Tbilisi. He was later transferred to the Rustavi Penitentiary, the video of which was released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili informed the public about Saakashvili's arrest. Shortly after his arrest, Saakashvili issued a new appeal urging citizens to go to the polls and vote.

Gharibashvili: Saakashvili’s Entry Helped the National Movement with 7-8% Of Votes

Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili says that with the entry of Mikheil Saakashvili in Georgia, 7-8% was added to the National Movement.

According to him, in addition, 7-8% cost "betrayal of Gakharia" and taking 47% against this background is a ‘serious achievement’.

“It turned out that we won not 43%, but 47%, that is, we won convincingly, especially against the background that Gakgaria’s betrayal cost us about 7-8% of votes. Our observations and analysis also helped the United National Movement, adding 7-8 % to them, and in the light of all this, taking 47 percent and a convincing victory in 44 municipalities is a serious achievement,” said Garibashvili.