1989: Protest Rallies and their Influence on Georgian History

1989: Protest Rallies and their Influence on Georgian History

July 04, 2019 by Katie Sartania
Heinrich Boell Stiftung Tbilisi Office - South Caucasus Region
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Place of Publication: Tbilisi
Date of Publication: 2019
Number of Pages: 36
License: All rights reserved.
Language of Publication: English

The present paper provides an overview of developments preceding the protest rallies of 9 April 1989 in chronological order and their symbolic characteristics. The research aims to provide an account of the protest rallies of 9 April 1989 through the theory of protest rituals and explain the respective ritualistic or symbolic characteristics, as well as their connections with the historic context. For the purpose of the research, 9 April is portrayed as a sequence of events rather than a specific date.

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