22 May 2024,   02:45
29 years from the April 9 tragedy

29 years from the April 9 tragedy - April 9, 1989, at the Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi, the military units of the Soviet Union raided a peaceful protest rally. As a result, 21 innocent people died, most women, including school children.

Besides the dead there were wounded, up to 2000 demonstrators were poisoned by unidentified chemical substances.

The April 9 tragedy gave rise to the restoration of state independence and the freedom of Georgia.

Exactly two years after the tragedy, the Supreme Council of the Republic of Georgia, under the supervision of Zviad Gamsakhurdia, adopted an Act of Restoration of Independence of Georgia.