Friday, October 24, 2014


Georgia

Demonstrators In Abkhazia Storm President's Office

Several thousand people demonstrated outside the building protesting the government's complacency and demanding reforms.
Several thousand people demonstrated outside the building protesting the government's complacency and demanding reforms.
Demonstrators in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia stormed the building where the de facto president's office is located and vandalized areas of the building before leaving when the president agreed to meet with their leader.

Several thousand people demonstrated outside the building on May 27 protesting the government's complacency and demanding reforms.

The demonstrators made several attempts to storm the building where President Aleksandr Ankvab has his office, before finally breaking in through broken windows.

Ankvab agreed to meet with opposition leader Raul Khajimba.

Ankvab then announced he had agreed to dismiss the government and made his way out of the building.

The demonstration continued and the opposition demanded Ankvab step down as well.

Abkhazia and Georgia's other breakaway region of South Ossetia were recognized as independent states by Moscow after a short Russian-Georgian war in 2008 but only a handful of other states have recognized the two regions' declarations of independence. 

Georgia continues to insist they are part of Georgia.
 
Based on reporting by Reuters, Interfax, and ITAR-TASS

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