May 25 - Georgian police wearing full riot gear used water cannons and rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Tiblisi. Deborah Gembara reports.
Georgian police turned to water cannons and rubber bullets to break up a fifth day of protests outside the parliament building in Tiblisi. A sense of terror prevailed as demonstrators scrambled to escape knight stick wielding police. Several hundred people have been demanding the resignation of President Mikheil Saakasvili. Many appeared injured and one man prayed openly. The crackdown came as Georgia prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its independence. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.