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Georgian opposition extends protests until June 26

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The Georgian opposition notified Tbilisi city hall on Thursday that it was intending to carry on demonstrations to demand President Mikheil Saakashvili's resignation until June 26.

TBILISI, May 21 (RIA Novosti) - The Georgian opposition notified Tbilisi city hall on Thursday that it was intending to carry on demonstrations to demand President Mikheil Saakashvili's resignation until June 26.

The protests will be held near a number of administrative buildings, including the parliament, the presidential residence, offices of the interior ministry, Tbilisi city hall and the office of the Rustavi-2 broadcasting company.

A total of 14 leading opposition parties and groups first took to the streets in Tbilisi on April 9 to call for Saakashvili to step down over his failure to carry out democratic reforms and last August's disastrous war with Russia.

This week the opposition shifted its focus to the regions and held a number of rallies in Batumi, Zugdidi, Kutaisi, Telavi and Gurdzhaani to mobilize supporters for a "Civil Parade" to be held in Tbilisi on May 26, Georgian Independence Day.

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