Georgians protest Russian occupation in front of the UN headquarters

On August 7, 2010, 12:00 noon approximately 50 Georgians gathered in front of the UN headquarters in New York to protest two years of Russian occupation of Georgia. The protest was peaceful and lasted for an hour. Protesters held flags of Georgia and posters like “Russia get out of Georgia” or “Russia gives us back our homes”.

Among all the protesters were IDPs from Abkhazia who have not been in their homes for almost 20 years.

Photos by Mirian Jugheli

Approximately at 1:00 pm protesters marched towards Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN and walked through Manhattan to 67th street where the above mentioned building is located. On their way protesters were joined by their American and Georgian friends.

Protest continued in a peaceful manner and lasted for another hour after which Georgians left the place.

Protests in anniversary of Russia-Georgia war and Russian occupation of Georgia were also held through out the world. Georgians and supporters of the country gathered in France, Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, England, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Poland and other countries.

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