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April 9 - Thanks for the freedom! - VIDEO

April 9 - Thanks for the freedom!

Thirty-two years have passed since April 9, 1989. Units of the Soviet army launched a brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters outside the Parliament of Georgia on Rustaveli Avenue, killing 21 rally participants and poisoning thousands by gas.

Two years after the bloody tragedy, the Supreme Council announced the restoration of Georgia's independence. April 9, 1991, marked the historic day.

April 9 deceased heroes sacrificing their lives for their country's independence:

Aza Adamia, 22

Natia Bashaleishvili, 16,

Eka Bezhanishvili, 15

Nato Giorgadze, 23

Tamuna Dolidze, 28

Tina Enukidze, 70

Nino Toidze, 25

Zaira Kikvidze, 61

Manana Loladze, 33

Tamar Mamulishvili, 50

Venera Metreveli, 45

Mamuka Nozadze, 22

Nana Samarguliani, 31

Marina Chkonia-Samarguliani, 31

Eliso Chipashvili, 25

Tamar Chovelidze, 16

Nodar Jangirashvili, 40

Mzia Jincharadze, 43

Manana Melkadze, 23

Gia Karseladze, 25

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