Tornike Rijvadze - April 9 is a Day of Self-sacrifice, Freedom and Unity

33 years have passed since the tragedy of April 9, 1989. As the Chairman of the Government of Ajara, Tornike Rijvadze said - April 9 is a day of self-sacrifice, freedom and unity.

‘April 9 is a Day of self-sacrifice, freedom and unity. Today we honor our compatriots who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for freedom and independence. Thanks to the heroes of April 9 for freedom!’ - Tornike Rijvadze wrote on the social network.

On April 9, 1989, in Tbilisi, the Soviet Army dispersed a peaceful protest on Rustaveli Avenue, killing 21 people.

April 9 was recorded in the recent history of Georgia as a day of tragedy and the day of restoration of Georgia's independence.



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