The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Georgia Justin McKenzie Smith wrote a statement regarding the Day of National Unity.
"Today, we remember those who gave their lives for Georgia's freedom. We remember the struggle for independence," reads the statement.
Today, 31 years passed after the tragedy of April 9, 1989.
On the morning of April 9, 1989, Soviet troops dispersed a peaceful protest in front of the Parliament building in central Tbilisi, killing 21 people and poisoning thousands of civilians with unidentified gas.
Two years later, on April 9, 1991, the Supreme Council announced the restoration of Georgia's independence.
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Today, we remember those who gave their lives for #Georgiaâs freedom. We remember the struggle for independence. pic.twitter.com/7yHAZ120HR