Many opposition leaders attended the Tbilisi rally.
In a bid to curb tax evasion, the Georgian government has made cash registers mandatory at all markets since March 1 and has threatened to heavily fine all violators. Traders want expensive cash registers to be replaced with a lump monthly tax.
Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli has ruled out any compromise on the issue and parliament today rejected a proposal made by the opposition to delay the implementation of the new trade regulations.
(Imedi TV, Rustavi-2, Novosti-Gruziya)
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