Opposition: Saakashvili’s statement ‘utter nonsense’
( Civil ) - Below are remarks of some opposition leaders made immediately after the President Saakashvili's statements about the ongoing protest rallies in Tbilisi.
Levan Berdzenishvili, a lawmaker from the Republican party, said the President's statement was "totally inappropriate, not serious and utter nonsense."
"President Saakashvili has insulted the Georgian people today," Tina Khidasheli of the Republican Party said. "Saakashvili has challenged the people and the people have accepted this challenge by turning out at the protest rally."
"I had an impression that Saakashvili lives in an absolutely different country," Giorgi Khaindrava of the opposition group Equality Institute said.
"President Saakashvili insulted people by calling them black dark forces," Giorgi Tsagareishvili of the Movement for United Georgia said.
"He has lost a chance and tomorrow he will see it when entire Georgia will start protests," Salome Zourabichvili, the ex-foreign minister and leader of Georgia's Way party, said.
"This was a speech in a style of Leonid Brezhnev [the Soviet leader in 60s and 70s]," Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, the leader of Freedom Party said.