Georgia, Tbilisi /corr. Trend N.Kirskhalia / Sensible actions of the Georgian opposition will minimize the provocations in the demonstration on 2 November. The politician Ramaz Sakvarelidze reported to Trend that the confrontation on 29 October between the separate members of the opposition and supporters of the government in Zugdidi (western Georgia) showed that no side intends to observe the events from distance and they are prepared to go to everything.
The first serious incident between the opposition and supporters of the government took place in Western Georgia. In Tsalenjikhe, the activists of the Presidential National Movement Party came together in front of the building belonging to the administration and did not allow the opposition parties to hold a demonstration. The activists broke the glasses and beat the leader of Popular Party, Kobu Davitashvili. The opposition activists could hold a short demonstration after which they continued their way to Zugdidi.
The opposition parliamentarians, Bejan Gunava, Bidzina Gudjabidze, NGO representative, Lala Chkhartvishli and other were strongly beaten in this city. The opposition activists assessed the yesterday's demonstration as general rehearsal on the eve of 2 November.
The politician said that if the yesterday's demonstration is considered rehearsal, it is impossible to say anything except bad forecasts. "It is difficult to accept as normal the incidents that we observed and nothing good expects us," he said.
"If the events of 2 November continue through radical scenario, then I do not think that in the future, the people will wish to participate in the civil processes," he said.
The politician also answered the question of Trend 'may the events affect the visit of the Council of Europe's Secretary General, Tarry Davis, to Tbilisi for attending the international forum?'. According to the politician, the main fact is that reprisals are not allowed by any sides. "In addition, obvious confrontation between the opposition and government has not been registered. In Zugdidi confrontation took place only between the opposition activists and government supporters. It may repeat in Tbilisi as well. I don't think that Tarry Devis will describe the government supporters as government representatives," Sakvarelidze said.